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. Earn your Master of Science in Criminal Justice from UC after completing just 11 courses. With three optional concentrations, UC’s Criminal Justice program is designed to help you get the most out of your graduate education.

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.”

Read more about how this degree helped Thomas

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

Optional Degree Concentration

You can elect to focus your master’s degree in Corrections and Offender Rehabilitation, Analysis of Criminal Behavior, or Law Enforcement & Crime Prevention.
  • Analysis of Criminal Behavior: Explores the various types of criminal offenders and methods of criminal offending for students who want to deepen their understanding of the bio-social factors that differentiate serious criminal offenders from other people.
  • Law Enforcement & Crime Prevention: Designed to provide individuals with improved knowledge of the intricacies and fundamentals of law enforcement, crime prevention, and police effectiveness.
  • Corrections and Offender Rehabilitation: Focuses on rehabilitating and treating criminal offenders in order to make a positive change in the lives of convicted men and women, and adjudicated juveniles.

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