Online Degrees & Certificates in Criminal Justice

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Our suite of criminal justice degrees attract future and current leaders who heed the call to protect and ensure the safety of their community and nation.

100% Online Degrees & Certificates in Criminal Justice

American Military University is one of the nation's premier online schools preparing criminal justice professionals through higher education. Because we offer criminal justice degrees and certificates entirely online, working adults like you can earn a career-relevant degree while still balancing work-life responsibilities.

Our criminal justice programs are among the most popular at the university, bringing you peer interactions and an expanded network of criminal justice professionals who are dedicated to safeguarding their communities and nation. Courses in this program are taught by highly credentialed and experienced instructors, many who have served as sheriffs, legal counsel, police chiefs, military, and homeland security and intelligence leaders.

AMU designed the online curriculum in consultation with industry advisory councils and specifically for criminal justice and law enforcement professionals, managers and administrators. Your criminal justice courses will include topics in U.S. law enforcement, criminology, investigations and community relations.

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

    Military Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Undergraduate $250 per credit hour $285/credit hour standard rate Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $250 per credit hour $370/credit hour standard rate

    Transfer Your Credits

    Your degree may be closer than you think.

    Percentage of Students with Transfer Credit 93% military & military-affiliated undergraduates applied transfer credit

    Book Grant Savings: Textbooks and ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate students and master’s-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.

    *To minimize out-of-pocket costs, active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a master's-level book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for master’s-level courses to active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists.

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    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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