Top 50 Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Degree Programs 2018

Top Criminal Justice Schools - Best Online Programs

By TCJS Staff
July 2018

The ticket to that next rung on the ladder to your dream job could be a master’s degree. But who has time to drop everything and go back to school (and stop the 401k contributions, hello compound interest)? This is a list for you. We have found the top 50 best online master’s in criminal justice for 2018. This way you can go back to school and climb the ladder AND continue to meet your regular responsibilities.

We consulted the College Navigator website, which is run by the US government for this article and also used the individual schools’ websites for additional data.

Scoring Procedure

Tuition Points Allocated

  1. Under $30,000—1 point
  2. Under $27,000—2 points
  3. Under $24,000—3 points
  4. Under $21,000—4 points
  5. Under $18,000—5 points
  6. Under $15,000—6 points
  7. Under $12,000—7 points
  8. Under $9,000—8 points

Student to Faculty Ratio Points Allocated

  1. Above 35-1 point
  2. Above 30-2 point
  3. Above 25-3 points
  4. Above 20-4 points
  5. Above 15-5 points
  6. Above 10-6 points

National Recognition Points Allocated

  1. Top 100-1 point
  2. Top 40-2 point
  3. Top 30-3 points
  4. Top 20-4 points
  5. Top 10-5 points
  6. Top 5-6 points

Bonus Allocated for special tuition discount for online students

  1. Has special online discount for tuition-3 points
  2. Online students charged standard tuition-0 points

#50 – University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

The University of Central Florida’s school mascot is a Knight riding a Pegasus.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Online

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Points: 5
Enrollment: 64,088
Tuition: $25,759
The University of Central Florida began life specifically to provide trained personnel to work at Kennedy Space Center. With a student to faculty ratio of 30 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in the nature of crime and data analysis. The University of Central Florida charges an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $1,194.05 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#49 – Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan

Wayne State University’s online master of science in criminal justice is a 30 credit hour program.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Online

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Points: 6
Enrollment: 27,238
Tuition: $33,217
Wayne State University was established in 1868, and the school mascot is the Warrior. With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 30 credit hour program including coursework in contemporary criminal justice and the nature of crime. Wayne State University charges an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $1,384.04 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#48 – Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Florida State University’s school colors are Crimson and Gold.

Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice Studies

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Points: 6
Enrollment: 41,173
Tuition: $24,116
Florida State University was established in 1851, and the school mascot is the Seminole. With a student to faculty ratio of 24 to 1, the school offers an online master of science of criminal justice studies that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in computer applications in criminal justice and survey of criminological theories. Florida State University charges an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $1,075.66 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#47 – Florida International University

Miami, Florida

Florida International University’s school motto translates from the Latin as, “Hope, Knowledge, Opportunity.”

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Online

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Points: 6
Enrollment: 55,003
Tuition: $21,393
Florida International University is classified as a research university by the Florida Legislature. With a student to faculty ratio of 27 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in criminal justice policy analysis and research methods in criminal justice. Florida International University charges an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $998.32 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#46 – Pace University

New York, New York

Pace University has a low student to faculty ratio.

Online Master of Arts in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals

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Points: 7
Enrollment: 13,245
Tuition: $29,520
Pace University was established in 1906. With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, the school offers an online master of arts in management for public safety and homeland security professionals that is a 33-36 credit hour program including coursework in public sector management and ethical issues. Pace University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $1,018 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

#45 – University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio

The University of Cincinnati’s online master of science in criminal justice is a 33 credit hour program.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Online

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Points: 7
Enrollment: 36,596
Tuition: $24,532
The University of Cincinnati is the oldest institution of higher learning in the Blue Chip City. With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 33 credit hour program including coursework in basic research methods and applied statistics. The University of Cincinnati charges a flat, full time, graduate, non-resident tuition rate of $13,105 per term. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

#44 – Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

Michigan State University’s school mascot is the Spartan.

Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice

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Points: 8
Enrollment: 50,340
Tuition: $32,940
Michigan State University served as a model for other land-grant institutions started by the Morrill Act of 1852. With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 30 credit hour program including coursework in crime causation and policy analysis under conditions of change. Michigan State University offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $830 per credit hour, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

#43 – University of Colorado at Denver

Denver, Colorado

The University of Colorado Denver has a low student to faculty ratio.

Master of Criminal Justice Online

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Points: 9
Enrollment: 23,960
Tuition: $22,374
The University of Colorado at Denver’s school motto is “CU in the City.” With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, the school offers an online master of criminal justice that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in domestic violence and victimology. The University of Colorado at Denver charges an out of state, graduate, online tuition rate of $448 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

#42 – University of Oklahoma

Norman, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma’s school colors are Crimson and Cream.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Online

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Points: 9
Enrollment: 27.918
Tuition: $19,778
The University of Oklahoma is 17 years older than the Sooner State. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 33 credit hour program including coursework in interdisciplinary foundations and criminal justice policy development. The University of Oklahoma charges an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $824.10 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#41 – Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana, Pennsylvania

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a public research university in the Keystone State.

Master of Arts in Criminology Online

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Points: 9
Enrollment: 12,971
Tuition: $18,000
The Indiana University of Pennsylvania was established in 1875. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the school offers an online master of arts in criminology that is a 30 credit hour program including coursework in organizational dynamics and research methods. The Indiana University of Pennsylvania charges an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $3,260 per 3 credit hour course. The school is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

#40 – Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston University runs on the quarter system, not the semester system.

Online Master of Criminal Justice

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Points:10
Enrollment: 32,695
Tuition: $49,176
Boston University is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. With a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1, the school offers an online master of criminal justice that is a 40 quarter credit hour program that has two available concentrations: cybercrime investigations and cybersecurity; and strategic management. Boston University offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $880 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

#39 – UMass Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts

UMass Lowell is part of the University of Massachusetts System.

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Online

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Points: 10
Enrollment: 17,849
Tuition: $25,853
UMass Lowell’s campus spans both banks of the Merrimack River and was established in 1894. With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, the school offers an online master of arts in criminal justice that is a 33 credit hour program including coursework in victimology and criminal profiling. UMass Lowell offers a tuition rate of $470 per credit hour for this program, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

#38 – Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona

Arizona State University does not charge out of state tuition to online students.

Online Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

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Points: 10
Enrollment: 51,869
Tuition: $23,480
Arizona State University was established in 1885. With a student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1, the school offers an online master of arts in criminal justice that is a 33 credit hour program including coursework in criminal justice planning and applied data analysis. Arizona State University offers an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $520 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#37 – East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina

East Carolina University’s school mascot is the Pirate.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Online

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Points: 10
Enrollment: 28,962
Tuition: $17,898
East Carolina University’s school motto translates from the Latin as, “To Serve.” With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in criminal justice principles and applied program evaluation. East Carolina University charges an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $877.35 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#36 – St John’s University

Queens, New York

St John’s University was established in 1870.

Online Master of Professional Studies, Homeland Security, and Criminal Justice Leadership

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Points:10
Enrollment: 21,076
Tuition: $15,888
St John’s University is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, the school offers an online master of professional studies, homeland security and criminal justice leadership that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in criminal justice policy formation and leadership in public administration. St John’s University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $1,230 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

#35 – University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky

The University of Louisville was established in 1798.

Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice

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Points: 11
Enrollment: 21,578
Tuition: $25,486
The University of Louisville was one of the first institutions of higher learning to be chartered west of the Allegheny Mountains. With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in the criminal justice system and theories of crime. The University of Louisville offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $714 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#34 – University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a flagship campus of the University of Alaska System.

Master of Arts in Administration of Justice Online

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Points: 11
Enrollment: 8,283
Tuition: $19,580
The University of Alaska Fairbanks was established in 1917. With a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1, the school offers an online master of arts in administration of justice that is a 30 credit hour program including coursework in personnel management in criminal justice and community/restorative justice. The University of Alaska Fairbanks charges an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $979 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

#33 – Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock University is known as “The Rock.”

Online Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

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Points:11
Enrollment: 8,854
Tuition: $18,000
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has been coeducational since its establishment. With a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1, the school offers an online master of arts in criminal justice that is a 30 credit hour program including coursework in the administration of justice and criminological research. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania offers an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $550 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

#32 – Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts

Northeastern University’s school mascot is the Husky.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Online

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Points: 12
Enrollment: 20,381
Tuition: $22,633
Northeastern University was established as a private research institution of higher learning in 1898. With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 45 quarter credit hour program including coursework in the administration of justice and legal decision making. Northeastern University offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $646 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

#31 – CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, New York

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is the only liberal arts college focused on criminal justice in the country.

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Online

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Points: 12
Enrollment: 14,430
Tuition: $18,720
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is part of the City University of New York. With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, the school offers an online master that is an 8-10 course program that has four available specializations: terrorism studies; policing; criminal law and procedure; and criminology and deviance. CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice offers an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $805 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

#30 – Georgia College and State University

Milledgeville, Georgia

Georgia College and State University is located in the hometown of movie star Oliver Hardy.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Online

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Points: 12
Enrollment: 6,915
Tuition: $18,486
Georgia College and State University is a public, liberal arts institution of higher learning. With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in police in society and criminal justice ethics. Georgia College and State University offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $288 per credit hour, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#29 – Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Nova Southeastern University is a private research institution of higher learning in the Sunshine State.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Online

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Points: 12
Enrollment: 21,625
Tuition: $18,373
Nova Southeastern University was established in 1964, and the school mascot is the Shark. With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 30 credit hour program including coursework in behavioral science and public administration. Nova Southeastern University offers an online graduate tuition rate of $755 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#28 – Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, Alabama

Jacksonville State University’s school mascot is the Gamecock.

Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice

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Points:12
Enrollment: 8,514
Tuition: $18,336
Jacksonville State University is celebrating its 135th anniversary in 2018. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 30 credit hour program including coursework in contemporary criminal justice issues and applied data analysis. Jacksonville State University offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $382 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#27 – California University of Pennsylvania

California, Pennsylvania

The California University of Pennsylvania is a public institution of higher learning.

Online Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies

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Points: 12
Enrollment: 7,553
Tuition: $18,000
The California University of Pennsylvania is a public institution of higher learning that was established in 1852. With a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1, the school offers an online master of arts in criminal justice studies that is a 30 credit hour program including coursework in equivocal death analysis and legal aspects of criminology. The California University of Pennsylvania offers an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $628.05 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

#26 – University of Wisconsin – Platteville

Platteville, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin Platteville_RGB

The University of Wisconsin Platteville does not charge out of state tuition to online students.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Online

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Points: 12
Enrollment: 8,779
Tuition: $16,771
The University of Wisconsin – Platteville’s school mascot is the Pioneer. With a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 30 credit hour program including coursework in criminal justice systems and the law as social control. The University of Wisconsin – Platteville offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $675 per credit hour, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

#25 – University of North Texas

Denton Texas

The University of North Texas has a 36 credit hour online master of science in criminal justice.

Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice

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Points: 12
Enrollment: 38,145
Tuition: $12,794
The University of North Texas was established in 1890. With a student to faculty ratio of 26 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in criminal justice policy and criminological theory. The University of North Texas offers an online, graduate, non-resident tuition rate of $505.16 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#24 – Tarleton State University

Stephenville, Texas

Tarleton State University’s school colors are Purple and White.

Master of Criminal Justice Online

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Points: 12
Enrollment: 13,049
Tuition: $11,245
Tarleton State University was established in 1899 and is part of the Texas A&M University System. With a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1, the school offers an online master of criminal justice that is a 30 credit hour program including coursework in statistical methods and global cybersecurity. Tarleton State University The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#23 – Colorado State University-Global Campus

Greenwood Village, Colorado

Master of Criminal Justice Online

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Points: 12
Enrollment: 11,605
Tuition: $9,000
Colorado State University-Global Campus was established in 2007. With a student to faculty ratio of 32 to 1, the school offers an online master of criminal justice that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in criminological theory and restorative justice. CSU-Global offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $500 per credit hour, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#22 – Chaminade University of Honolulu

Honolulu, Hawaii

Chaminade University of Honolulu is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration Online

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Points: 13
Enrollment: 2,277
Tuition: $20,640
Chaminade University of Honolulu was established in 1955. With a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice administration that is a 42 credit hour program including coursework in research methods and criminal evidence. Chaminade University of Honolulu offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $945 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission.

#21 – Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Western Kentucky University does not charge out of state tuition to online students.

Online Master of Arts in Criminology

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Points: 13
Enrollment: 20,271
Tuition: $16,320
Western Kentucky University was established by the Bluegrass State in 1906. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the school offers an online master of arts in criminology that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in advanced social statistics and quantitative methods. Western Kentucky University offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $707 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#20 – McNeese State University

Lake Charles, Louisiana

McNeese State University was established in 1939.

Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice

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Points: 13
Enrollment: 7,621
Tuition: $13,477
McNeese State University’s school motto is “Excellence With a Personal Touch.” With a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in police justice administration and research methods. McNeese State University offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $873 per 3-credit hour course, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#19 – Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston State University has a low hourly tuition rate.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Online

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Points: 13
Enrollment: 20,477
Tuition: $12,483
Sam Houston State University was established in 1879. With a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in critical analysis of justice administration and program evaluation in criminal justice. Sam Houston State University offers an online, non-resident, graduate tuition rate of $387.50 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#18 – Columbia College

Columbia, Missouri

Columbia College has an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 36 credit hour program.

Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice

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Points: 13
Enrollment: 16,413
Tuition: $7,271
Columbia College was founded in 1851 and maintains a covenant with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). With a student to faculty ratio of 33 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in crisis intervention and emergent issues in criminal justice leadership. Columbia College offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $415 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#17 – Dallas Baptist University

Dallas, Texas

Dallas Baptist University is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Master of Arts in Professional Development, Criminal Justice Concentration Online

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Points:14
Enrollment: 5,156
Tuition: $15,408
Dallas Baptist University was established in 1898, and the school mascot is the Patriot. With a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1, the school offers an online master of arts in professional development, criminal justice concentration that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in white-collar crime in America and crisis intervention. Dallas Baptist University offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $906 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#16 – New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, New Mexico

New Mexico State University has a low student to faculty ratio.

Online Master of Criminal Justice

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Points: 14
Enrollment: 14,852
Tuition: $14,254
New Mexico State University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the Land of Enchantment. With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, the school offers an online master of criminal justice that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in criminological theory and social control. New Mexico State University offers an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $850.50 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

#15 – Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, Ohio

Bowling Green State University started life as a Normal School for the training of teachers.

Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice

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Points: 14
Enrollment: 17,644
Tuition: $13,473
Bowling Green State University was established in 1910. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 33 credit hour program including coursework in the management of justice and contemporary policing. Bowling Green State University offers an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $445.50 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#14 – Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas

Lamar University has been a member of the Texas State University System since 1995.

Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice

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Points: 14
Enrollment: 15,001
Tuition: $13,392
Lamar University is a member of the Texas State University System. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in theoretical foundations of crime control and quantitative methods of criminology. Lamar University offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $235 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#13 – University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri

The University of Central Missouri’s school mascot is the Mule (men’s teams and the Jenny (women’s teams).

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Online

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Points: 14
Enrollment: 13,988
Tuition: $13,366
The University of Central Missouri was established in 1871. With a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in causes of crime and legal aspects of criminal justice. The University of Central Missouri offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $348.50 per credit hour, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#12 – Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey

Rowan University is a public institution of higher learning in the Garden State.

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Online

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Points: 14
Enrollment: 17,372
Tuition: $13,266
Rowan University is a public research institution of higher learning that began as a Normal School to train teachers. With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, the school offers an online master of arts in criminal justice that is a 30 credit hour program including coursework in research methods and criminal justice policy analysis. Rowan University offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $756 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

#11 – University of Nebraska at Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska

The University of Nebraska Omaha has a low hourly tuition rate, even counting in the out of state tuition.

Online Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Points: 14
Enrollment: 15,627
Tuition: $12,987
The University of Nebraska at Omaha was established in 1908, and the school mascot is the Maverick. With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminology and criminal justice that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in the nature of crime and statistical applications. The University of Nebraska at Omaha offers an online out of state graduate tuition rate of $583 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

#10 – Wichita State University

Wichita, Kansas

Wichita State University was established in 1895.

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Online

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Points:14
Enrollment: 14,166
Tuition: $12,704
Wichita State University is governed by the Kansas Board of Regents. With a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1, the school offers an online master of arts in criminal justice that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in quantitative methods for public sector professionals and advanced research methods. Wichita State University offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $396.82 per credit hour, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

#9 – Texas A&M University-Commerce

Commerce, Texas

Texas A&M University-Commerce does not charge out of state tuition for online students.

Online Master of Science in Applied Criminology

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Points:14
Enrollment: 13,514
Tuition: $10,974
Texas A&M University-Commerce was established in 1889. With a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in applied criminology that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in criminology and corrections. Texas A&M University-Commerce offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $625 per credit hour regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#8 – Missouri State University

Springfield, Missouri

Missouri State University offers a 33 credit hour program for their online Master of Professional Studies in Criminal Justice.

Online Master of Professional Studies, Criminal Justice

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Points: 14
Enrollment: 23,538
Tuition: $9,324
Missouri State University was established in 1905 as a Normal School for the training of teachers. With a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1, the school offers an online master of professional studies, criminal justice that is a 33 credit hour program including coursework in budgeting and regulatory functions. Missouri State University offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $295 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

#7 – Troy University

Troy, Alabama

Troy University took the “State” out of their name in 2005 to better reflect their global reach.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Online

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Points:15
Enrollment: 17,855
Tuition: $14,292
Troy University began life in 1887 as a Normal School to train teachers. With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 30 credit hour program including coursework in criminological theory and current trends in criminal law. Troy University offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $494 per credit hour, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#6- Columbus State University

Columbus, Georgia

Columbus State University is governed by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Online Master of Public Administration in Criminal Justice Administration

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Points: 15
Enrollment: 8,407
Tuition: $11,952
Columbus State University was established in 1958, and the school mascot is the Cougar. With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, the school offers an online master of public administration in criminal justice administration that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in distributive justice and policy analysis. Columbus State University offers an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $945 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#5 – Xavier University

Cincinnati, Ohio

Xavier University is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Online

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Points: 16
Enrollment: 6,509
Tuition: $11,070
Xavier University is the fourth oldest Jesuit institution of higher learning in the US. With a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in criminal justice that is a 30 credit hour program including coursework in human resources for criminal justice administrators and white-collar crime. Xavier University offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $625 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#4 – Faulkner University

Montgomery, Alabama

Faulkner University was established in 1942.

Online Master of Justice Administration

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Points: 16
Enrollment: 3,319
Tuition: $9,450
Faulkner University is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. With a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1, the school offers an online master of justice administration that is a 30 credit hour program including coursework in justice writing and policing in America. Faulkner University offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $540 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#3 – Concordia University-Saint Paul

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Concordia University-Saint Paul has a very reasonable hourly tuition rate.

Online Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Leadership

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Points: 16
Enrollment: 4,582
Tuition: $8,550
Concordia University-Saint Paul was established in 1893 and is affiliated with the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, the school offers an online master of arts in criminal justice leadership that is a 36 credit hour program including coursework in correctional design and legislative issues. Concordia University-Saint Paul offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $475 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

#2 – Excelsior College

Albany, New York

Excelsior College has a low student to faculty ratio.

Online Master of Criminal Justice

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Points: 16
Enrollment: 41,658
Tuition: $7,740
Excelsior College was established by the New York State Board of Regents but spun off as an independent entity in 2005. With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, the school offers an online master of criminal justice that is a 30 credit hour program including coursework in constitutional law and corrections. Excelsior College offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $645 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

#1 – University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky

The University of the Cumberlands tops this list of the 50 Best Online Master’s Degrees in Criminal Justice.

Online Master of Science in Justice Administration

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Points:16
Enrollment: 7,652
Tuition: $5,670
The University of the Cumberlands is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention. With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, the school offers an online master of science in justice administration that is a 30 credit hour program including coursework in leadership fundamentals and research design. The University of the Cumberlands offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $315 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.