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An Online Master’s in Criminal Justice for Less Than $15,000

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Earn Your Master’s in Criminal Justice Online

The safety and security of communities relies on criminal justice professionals who are expertly prepared with the communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills that are vital to protect citizens and curb criminal activity. American Military University’s (AMU) MA in Criminal Justice is designed to prepare individuals for leadership roles in the criminal justice system.

AMU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At AMU, there are no entrance exams and programs start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.

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AMU Gives You the Freedom to Learn

Per Credit Hour

Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

Out-Of-Pocket Tuition Possible

All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for our Freedom Grant® that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

Entrance Exams

No GRE, GMAT, or other standardized test scores required. Programs start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

AMU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all master’s-level U.S active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From AMU

Expert Faculty

You will be guided by faculty who bring their field-tested knowledge and skill to your learning, sharing insight from their professional roles in policing, corrections, intelligence, and government.

Peer Interaction

AMU’s program is widely respected because of its unique student population. You will study alongside peers representing law enforcement, public safety, security, intelligence, government, and military communities.

Diverse Curriculum

Advance your knowledge in essential topics, such as criminology, ethics, and police administration with wide-ranging course options, including forensics, gangs and gang prevention, emergency and disaster management, and human intelligence (HUMINT).

Eyes On The Future

The master’s in criminal justice has a particular focus on equipping individuals for leadership in the field. The program aims to prepare you to face challenges ranging from communicating with members of the public to gaining knowledge to tackle evolving issues, like cybercrime.

No Entrance Exams

Begin your studies quickly. This master’s in criminal justice requires no GRE entrance exam, and the program starts monthly, putting you in control.

Helping You Save on Your Master's

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* Zero-out-of-pocket tuition may be possible when the Freedom Grant® is combined with other forms of financial assistance, such as military TA or federal Pell grants. The Freedom Grant is available to all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists. Military spouses/dependents are also eligible to receive a grant that covers tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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