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Why earn your criminal justice degree with us?

Why earn your criminal justice degree with us?

Our online criminal justice degrees are designed specifically for working professionals, like you. Which means they help you build a strong foundation in criminal justice while learning the leadership skills to prepare for a career in 修正, the court system or other positions within the fields of criminal justice, public administration and 安全 without leaving your current role to attend school.

Save time and money

Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible 学分 从 another accredited institution. If you have existing industry certifications as well as military, 安全, or law enforcement training you can apply to have that relevant 经验 evaluated for college credit toward degrees in Criminal Justice 政府, Public 政府 and 政府 of Justice and 安全.

Affordable, fixed tuition

We’ve locked in our affordable tuition for the duration of your online criminal justice degree. So, you can count on your tuition to be as dependable as your education.

Gain real-world knowledge

At University of Phoenix our instructors average 25 years of 经验 in the fields they teach. So, you won’t just study theory you’ll learn how to apply it.

教育 and professional growth go hand in hand. Where I am now is a testament to that philosophy.”


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Frequently Asked Questions

Our criminal justice degrees can prepare you to work in a variety of settings:

  • Criminal justice – Operate in the field, using your new understanding of the agencies, 修正 systems and procedures involved in criminal justice
  • Criminal justice administration – Serve your community via administrative responsibilities in law enforcement, criminal courts and 修正
  • Public administration – 工作 in both the public and private sectors, engaging in areas such as civic leadership and non-profit management, to governmental, 金融, 和预算
  • 安全 management - Keep workplace assets safe as the front line of defense for employee safety and asset protection
  • 政府 of justice/安全 - 工作 in management positions in law enforcement, 修正, court operations and 安全 organizations

Here’s how long it can take to complete a criminal justice, public administration or 安全 degree program without any prior academic or professional 经验 transfers:

  • 联系 of Arts in Criminal Justice (AACJS): approximately 2 years
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice 政府 (BSCJA): approximately 4 years
  • Bachelor of Science in Public 政府 (BSPA): approximately 4 years
  • Bachelor of Science in 安全 管理 (BSSEC): approximately 4 years
  • Master of Science in 政府 of Justice and 安全 (MS/AJS): approximately 18 months
  • Master of Public 政府 (MPA): approximately 1 year, 5 months

A criminal justice degree 从 University of Phoenix can help you in a number of ways:  

  • Equip you with general skills like communication, critical-thinking and problem-solving
  • Show potential employers your commitment to personal and professional growth


The University’s Criminal Justice programs are educational degree programs. For those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, 修正 or as a peace officer with any particular local, 状态, 部落, federal or international agency, there are numerous additional qualifications (and often disqualifications) depending on the position. Before enrolling in a Criminal Justice program, potential students are highly encouraged to check with the relevant agency for a complete list of position requirements. The University makes no representations regarding whether any particular University program will qualify a graduate for any such position.

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*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all 状态s. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.