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Directory of Criminal Justice Colleges

Welcome! Criminal justice is a dynamic field, encompassing over 50 different career paths and specialties. At Criminal Justice Programs, our mission is to connect you with the schools and programs that will help you meet your career goals.

We've researched over 1,800 criminal justice schools across the US to bring you the most complete directory on the web. You can find a full range of criminal justice degrees and certificate programs, from undergraduate criminal justice programs to PhD criminology programs, with over 6,800 total to search from.



How the Criminal Justice Programs Site Works

There are a number of ways you can interact with our site to get the information you're looking for about criminal justice degrees, careers, and schools. Below, we outline how to access the pages that are most relevant to you.

1. Determine your career goals. If you know you want to work in the criminal justice field but aren't sure which career path is right for you, you can start by browsing our career specialty pages. Once you're on the career specialties main page, criminal justice career options are listed on the left-hand side of the page.

Each career specialty page includes information about jobs in that specialty and the education requirements. The page also includes featured schools that offer the degrees related to that career field. You can connect with those schools by clicking the links for the featured schools.

2. Research criminal justice degrees. If you want to get a general criminal justice degree, you can browse the degree level pages listed on the left-hand side of the page. We offer information on associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees, as well as certificates in criminal justice. We have broken down the criminal justice degree pages into online degrees and traditional (on-campus) degrees so you can pick the style of learning that best meets your needs as you narrow down your criminal justice college choices.

Each degree page contains information on acceptance requirements, curriculum, and job information for graduates with the degree. The degree pages also contain featured schools that offer the degree. Connect with these schools by clicking the links next to the featured schools.

3. Search your state. If you want to find out about criminal justice degrees and schools specific to your state, select your state below. Each state page contains information on criminal justice careers and colleges. You'll find details about salary and job growth for CJ careers in your state, as well as a full list of criminal justice colleges available.

4. Check out our Resources. Access our articles, interviews, and links to criminal justice organizations.

If you want to learn more about the best criminal justice colleges, criminal justice education options and information, and interviews with criminal justice professionals in different CJ fields, peruse our resources!



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Why Use CriminalJusticePrograms.com?

We are proud to be listed as a web resource for criminal justice degrees by the American Society of Criminology and the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, and by offices of universities such as Case Western Reserve University, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at City University of New York, and the University of Tennessee, among others.

There's no charge for criminal justice schools to be listed in our directory, and there's no charge for you to use it. You can search for criminal law programs, undergraduate criminal justice programs or graduate criminology degrees all from one spot. Just choose the state you live in or select the criminal justice degree you are looking for to start. It's that easy to take the first step to the next phase of your career!



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