Online Master's Degree for Criminal Justice Professionals

This unique master's program is offered entirely online, offering criminal justice leaders the flexibility to earn a respected and career-relevant graduate education while maintaining their demanding duties. Graduate students within the program explore criminal law, criminal justice, juvenile and delinquent behavior, security, and terrorism in a Post-9/11 world. The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice addresses national and local security issues as well as effective countermeasures and subsequent changes to the U.S. criminal justice system.

Students interact with industry peers as part of an expanded network of criminal justice professionals who are dedicated to safeguarding their community and nation. Classes are instructed by expert professors with extensive field experience. Students learn directly from criminal justice practitioners, many who share the expertise they acquired while serving as sheriffs, legal counsel, police chiefs, and military and homeland security leaders.

American Military University consults with industry advisory councils to ensure its curriculum keeps current with industry practices, technologies and emerging strategies used to mitigate public safety threats both at local and national levels.

Concentrations

Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion.

Explore the concentrations available for this program.

  • Business Administration
  • Emergency Management and Disaster Management
  • General

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Tuition Costs

Affordable rates, minimal fees, and plenty of help with financial aid. Primary cost displayed is for those students who are eligible for our military grant.

Undergraduate $250 per credit hour with military grant $270/credit hour standard rate Graduate $325 per credit hour with military grant $350/credit hour standard rate

Transfer Your Credits

Your degree may be closer than you think.

92% military & military-affiliated undergraduates applied transfer credit

Book Grant Savings: Ebooks are provided at no cost for students enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit.

Learn from a nationally recognized leader in online education.

At American Military University, our expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, online education that responds to the needs of working adults looking to advance their education in order to meet professional goals. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

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Received “Best for Vets Colleges” distinction from Military Times since 2015.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Comission

Part of the accredited American Public University System (APUS).

Our Students Are Priority One

Lance Arnold
Lance Arnold
M.A., Criminal Justice

The pursuit of my degree taught me some valuable life and educational lessons that developed me into a better leader and more valuable asset to my agency.

Colt Tallent
Colt Tallent
B.A., Intelligence Studies

The education I received has proven invaluable as I advance within the realm of intelligence studies, and it has no doubt enhanced my competitiveness in meeting the needs of U.S. national security.

Chanda Chann
Chanda Chann
B.A., Management

At each and every step of the way I had the support needed to move toward the ultimate goal—graduation and pursuing my career ambitions.

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After you submit your application, an admissions representative will walk you through the steps you need to get started.

Classes begin August 5.

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