Online degree programs
Now you can learn where you live, work, or travel from a program ranked the No. 1 Online Criminal Justice Degree by SuperScholar.org. The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at ASU received top honors for the school's exceptional reputation, solid completion rates and highly competitive tuition cost. That ranking was confirmed by US News & World Report's ranking of Best Online Bachelor's Programs. ASU was the top-rated university offering a criminology and criminal justice degree with almost 600 enrolled undergraduate students. And for two years running, the school's online master's degree was rated by US News & World Report's one the best in the nation. So, whether you live outside the United States, in one of the 50 states or even in Arizona, you'll receive the same affordable tuition for state-of-the-art courses from an accredited leader in the field of criminal justice.
The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers online classes in 7.5 week segments, so more classes can be taken in a shorter period of time, making it easy to transition from part time to full time and finish a degree.
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CCJ online degree programs
The online Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice is an exciting option that provides online students with the same dynamic quality of education offered in on-campus courses and a solid background in the field of criminal justice.
The study of criminology and criminal justice involves the analyses of theories, laws, policies and practices associated with criminal and delinquent behavior, as well as the government’s response to criminal violations. This program provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of crime and criminal justice that is based in social sciences and focuses on the policies and practices of criminal justice system components, such as law enforcement, corrections and the courts.
As part of the Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions, criminal justice students have the opportunity to learn directly from a prestigious group of criminal justice professionals who are experts in policing, gangs, crime, fraud, and the court system. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical perspectives on criminal activity and hone the research, analytical and communications skills required for working in complex criminal justice occupations.
The Online Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program is a professional degree designed to provide criminal justice agency professionals and scholars with coursework in criminology and the operation of the criminal justice system.
The program also offers training in research methods and statistics, program planning and management, policy analysis, and program evaluation.
The MACJ offers working professionals the flexibility to earn a Master’s degree from excellent faculty who are nationally recognized for their research and scholarship. This 33-credit hour program includes coursework in criminology and the operation of the criminal justice system, as well as training in research methods and statistics. Students are required to complete a capstone course, Theory and Practice in Criminal Justice, in which they write a comprehensive research paper that focuses on a criminal justice policy or practice.
The master’s program is offered to both full-time and part-time students. Full-time students can earn the degree in as few as 18 months. Part-time students will take longer to complete the degree, but all requirements for the degree must be completed within six years from the date of the first course listed on the program of study. GRE test scores are not required for entry into the MACJ program.
Advising & contact
Undergraduate Student Advisors
Graduate Student Advisors
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
Arizona State University
411 N Central Ave, Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ 85004
phone: 602-496-2356 | fax: 602-496-2366
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College-wide online degree programs
The M.A. in Emergency Management and Homeland Security degree blends concepts of public policy and management, criminal justice, science and technology to enhance and foster critical thinking. This degree transcends boundaries of traditional programs and emphasizes a systems approach. More specifically, an all hazards/all-threats orientation provides the student with a generalist perspective which is critically important for today’s and tomorrow’s disaster managers.
The M.S. in Program Evaluation is a college-wide program in which all of the Schools in the Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions participate. The degree provides students with a solid grounding in the applied and conceptual tools of conducting program evaluations. It is designed to provide graduate-level instruction and experience in conducting evaluation research with training in a broad spectrum of evaluation research methods. Upon graduation, students will be specialists in this area of research and their training will have broad applicability for public, private and nonprofit sector programs and policies.
The Master of Public Safety Leadership and Administration is offered by the Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions at the Downtown Phoenix campus. The degree prepares students with skills and knowledge to manage and assume positions of leadership in public safety organizations. This program is appropriate for those who hold an undergraduate degree in a variety of majors such as criminology, public safety and public administration and wish to supplement or update their skills and knowledge base. Several courses are available online.
Advising & contact
Academic Success Specialist, College Programs
Note to current students: All official email correspondence goes through ASU systems, directly to your ASU student Gmail account. Please check your ASU Email frequently to avoid missing out on important notices or updates. You can access (as well as forward) your ASU Email account through MyASU.