Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice

A Historic University.
An Unmatched Program.

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Earn Your Master's Online from a Top 3 Criminal Justice School

The University of Cincinnati is ranked among the Top 3 Criminal Justice Schools in the nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2010), and it’s the only one of those schools to offer its acclaimed degree online. Designed for working professionals like you, this nationally renowned master’s degree boasts one of the most highly regarded programs at a cost competitive with similar graduate-level programs.

Michael Kilbane

2006 Graduate

“This degree gives you an incredible competitive advantage…”

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Ryan LaBrecque

2010 Graduate, Corrections

“Every course was applicable in my current role as a Probation and Parole Officer…”

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Lance Heard

2006 Graduate, College Professor

“…I am keeping my students at the forefront of technology.”

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Bryan Tye

2008 Graduate, Marine

“This is an excellent degree if you are planning on advancing yourself in a new career.”

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Michael Ramon

2010 Graduate, US Marshal

“My UC education opened my eyes to a variety of problems and issues in criminal justice…”

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Crystal Gregory

2008 Graduate, Forensic Interviewer

“Being able to explain the entire scope of the court system to a victim is invaluable.”

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Thomas Lynch

2010 Graduate, Investigator

“I used to focus on just getting the bad guy, but now I have an appreciation for the system as a whole.”

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This is your program

  • 100% online – continue your efforts in your community
  • Graduate in just 2 years (or 1 year with our full-time track)
  • A dedicated personal advisor throughout the program
  • Affordability – ranked as a Top 100 Elite Value
  • Your faculty is ranked #1 in publishing research (Journal of Criminal Justice, 2007)
  • Offer a curriculum that combines cutting-edge theory with real-world application


Our Criminal Justice degree graduates work in law enforcement, the legal system, corrections, loss prevention, forensics, higher education, and with the federal government. Learn more about careers in criminal justice.

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