Ready to research online criminal justice programs?

You've found a guide that cuts through the hype surrounding online degrees in criminal justice. With a hand-compiled, actively updated directory of over 1,300 online criminal justice degree programs from over 300 accredited colleges and universities around the U.S., you'll find the right degree to start your career in criminal justice. Below is our newest addition: a 8,000+ word guide to careers available in federal law enforcement, with information on requirements, salaries, and more. Enjoy!

Why Should You Get an Online Criminal Justice Degree?

Convenience, scheduling, cost—there are plenty of reasons to opt for an online criminal justice program. You might be preparing for a career as a police officer or detective; applying for a job in homeland security; training to become a paralegal, crime scene investigator or law enforcement specialist; paving your way to an upper-level position; or even readying yourself for law school. Each job will have its own specific requirements. For example, the FBI may care more about your military experience than about your criminal justice degree. Be sure to check with your employer before choosing your individual criminal justice program.

What's in Our Criminal Justice Program Directory

We've made it easy to find the right criminal justice degree for you with a simple directory divided into two parts: programs by degree level and programs by specialty. On each criminal justice degree level page, you’ll find a breakdown of: requirements and fees; typical curricula; schools offering online degrees in criminal justice; and career paths. If you're focusing on one field, check out our specialty pages!