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Pennsylvania Criminal Justice Degree Programs
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Overview

There are approximately 12.8 million people living in Pennsylvania, with the majority of the population concentrated in the cities of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Allentown. Pennsylvania has one of the largest economies in the country and employment throughout the state overall should see a slight increase over the next few years. Restaurants, museums and more can be found in Pennsylvania's cities. In addition, a variety of rural outdoor activities are available, including snowmobiling, golfing, horseback riding and hiking.

CriminalJusticePrograms.com was created to help prospective students find the information and resources to learn about criminal justice careers, and what it takes to succeed in the field. Below you can read about earning your criminal justice degree, and contact schools that offer programs for Pennsylvania students.

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Criminal Justice Education in Pennsylvania

A criminal justice degree can offer entry into a wide array of positions in the criminal justice system. Positions in the private sector are also possible. This type of degree is very portable; every state in the country can have relevant positions available at any given time. Various criminal justice schools offer two-year associate and four-year bachelor programs. A few schools also offer masters and PhD programs in criminal justice education.

Financial aid programs in Pennsylvania include the Pennsylvania State Grants and the Pennsylvania Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program. Pennsylvania is also home to many colleges and universities, which offer institution-specific scholarships.

The significant population of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offers concentrated opportunity for a graduate of a criminal justice program. One can look at the Philadelphia or Pittsburgh metro areas. Or, cities like Allentown, Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, and other mid-sized cities can provide numbers of jobs as well. Every county and municipality, regardless of size, will continue to require professionals in law enforcement.

Those not wanting to be police officers or corrections officers can look to other fulfilling careers as Probation officers or parole officers.. Those with a greater interest in "behind the scenes" work can pursue additional criminal justice education in forensics and investigative opportunities.

After earning this degree and gaining professional experience in law enforcement, one can consider advanced degrees that could lead to advanced work in law, social work, and criminal psychology. Others may use a criminal justice degree as an eventual springboard to administrative and management positions. For example, one may seek promotion to sergeant or captain in a police department. Many officers also aspire to become detectives. Similar advancement opportunities are possible in corrections.

Outlook for Criminal Justice in Pennsylvania

The career prospects for those pursuing a criminal justice degree in the state are quite stable. Unlike many occupations, there is no chance of jobs being exported to other countries en masse. The professional skills acquired will not be rendered out-of-date. Much of the employment uncertainty that other degree-holders face is largely avoided by those with criminal justice degrees. One entering the work force with a degree in criminal justice can enjoy the possibility of a decades-long, stable career.

The job and income prospects for police officers and detectives remain positive. Below, you can see salaries for a few popular criminal justice career paths in Pennsylvania reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in May of 2017.

Those earning degrees in criminal justice can select from a wide array of professions. Beyond law enforcement and corrections, graduates can also consider private sector careers in gaming surveillance, corporate security, and personal protection.

Take some time to review the featured Pennsylvania colleges below that offer Criminal Justice degrees. Once you find a few programs that interest you, easily request information to learn more. Generally, it's a good idea to compare multiple schools to make sure you choose the right one. Finally, take some time to learn more about criminal justice scholarships that may be available in your area.

Pennsylvania Criminal Justice Schools

Online programs may not be available in all areas

Traditional On Campus Programs:
Additional Criminal Justice Schools in Pennsylvania
Academy of Court Reporting (Pittsburgh, PA)
Programs Offered:
  • Certificate - Court Reporting
  • Certificate - Criminal Justice
  • Certificate - Legal Assistant/Secretary
  • Certificate - Paralegal
  • Certificate - Security and Investigation

  • Alvernia University (Reading, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor Degree - Criminal Justice Administration
  • Bachelor of Science - Forensic Science

  • Arcadia University (Glenside, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science - Forensic Science

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice

  • Bradford School (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate Degree - Legal Office Assistant
  • Certificate - Paralegal

  • Bucks County Community College (Newtown, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science - Emergency Management and Public Safety
  • Certificate - Emergency Management and Public Safety
  • Certificate - Fire Investigation

  • Butler County Community College (Butler, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Emergency Services
  • Associate of Applied Science - Park and Recreational Management

  • California University of Pennsylvania (California, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • BS - Legal Studies (online)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Forensics
  • Bachelor of Science - Corporate and Homeland Security
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminology
  • Bachelor of Science - Forensic Science
  • Bachelor of Science - General Justice Studies
  • Certificate - Crime Mapping
  • MS - Legal Studies - Homeland Security (online)
  • MS - Legal Studies - Public Policy (online)
  • Master of Arts in Applied Criminology (online)

  • Cedar Crest College (Allentown, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice (online)
  • Concentration in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, or Genetic Engineering - Forensic Science
  • Master of Science - Forensic Science

  • Central Pennsylvania College (Summerdale, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science - Paralegal
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice Administration
  • Bachelor of Science - Homeland Security
  • Bachelor of Science - Info Tech-Cyber Security

  • Chatham University (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Forensics

  • Chestnut Hill College (Philadelphia, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Forensic Science

  • Clarion University (Oil City, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice

  • Community College of Allegheny County (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate Degree - Court Reporting
  • Associate Degree - Paralegal
  • Associate of Science - Criminology
  • Certificate - Court Reporting
  • Certificate - Paralegal

  • Community College of Beaver County (Monaca, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate in Applied Science - Computer Forensics
  • Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice
  • Associate in Applied Science - Police Technology
  • Certificate - Police Technology

  • Community College of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal
  • Certificate - Justice

  • Consolidated School of Business (Lancaster, PA / York, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate Degree - Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Certificate - Legal Office Specialist

  • Delaware County Community College (Media, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal
  • Bachelor of Science - Administration of Justice
  • Certificate - Paralegal

  • Delaware Valley University (Doylestown, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice Administration

  • DeSales University (Center Valley, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • BS - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice - Intelligence
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice - Pre Law
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice - Rehabilitation
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice/Social Science Education
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Five-Year Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts Criminal Justice Degree Program
  • Master of Arts - Criminal Justice Digital Forensics (online)
  • Master of Arts - Criminal Justice Investigative Forensics (online)
  • Master of Arts - Criminal Justice

  • Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Peace, Justice and Conflict Resolution
  • Graduate Certificate - Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies
  • Master of Science - Forensic Science and Law

  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (Edinboro, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts - Criminal Counseling

  • Elizabethtown College (Elizabethtown, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Forensic Science

  • Everest Institute (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate in Science - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science - Legal Administrative Secretary
  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies
  • Criminal Justice Diploma

  • Fortis College (Forty Fort, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Certificate - Court Reporting
  • Certificate - Paralegal

  • Gannon University (Erie, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Master of Science in Criminalistics (online)

  • Gwynedd-Mercy College (Gwynedd Valley, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Private Security

  • Harrisburg Area Community College (Harrisburg, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Arts - Police Science
  • Associate of Science - Paralegal Studies
  • Career Associate - Court & Realtime Reporting
  • Certificate - Corrections
  • Certificate - Court & Realtime Reporting
  • Certificate - Police Science
  • Certificate - Security Administration

  • Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (Harrisburg, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Forensics

  • Holy Family University (Philadelphia, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts - Criminal Justice

  • Immaculata University (Immaculata, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminology/Sociology

  • ITT Technical Institute (Bensalem, PA / Dunmore, PA / Harrisburg, PA / King of Prussia, PA / Monroeville, PA / Pittsburgh, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate in Specialized Technology - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Science and Technology - Criminal Justice
  • Diploma - Criminal Justice

  • Kaplan Career Institute (Philadelphia, PA / Pittsburgh, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate in Specialized Business - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Specialized Business - Criminal Justice

  • Keystone College (La Plume, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Biological Science - Forensic Biology
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Minor - Criminal Justice Investigation
  • Minor - Forensic Biology
  • Minor - Homeland Security

  • Keystone Technical Institute (Harrisburg, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate Degree - Paralegal Specialist

  • King's College (Wilkes Barre, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice

  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (Kutztown, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

  • La Roche College (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts - Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts - Law
  • Bachelor of Arts - Security
  • Bachelor of Science - Forensic Science
  • Certificate - Criminalistics

  • La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Certificate - Criminal Justice Profession Training

  • Lackawanna College (Scranton, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate in Science - Criminal Justice - Counseling
  • Associate in Science - Criminal Justice - Police or Security

  • Lancaster County Career and Technology Center (Willow Street, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Corrections
  • Associate of Applied Science - Law Enforcement
  • Associate of Applied Science - Security

  • Lansdale School of Business (North Wales, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Science - Paralegal Studies

  • Lebanon County Career & Technology Center (Lebanon, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice

  • Lebanon Valley College (Annville, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Criminal Justice Major

  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (Schnecksville, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Administration
  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies
  • Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice Administration
  • Bachelor of Science - Crime and Justice
  • Certificate - Corrections
  • Certificate - Law Enforcement
  • Specialized Credit Diploma - Corrections

  • Lehigh Valley College (Center Valley, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice

  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (Lincoln University, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

  • Lock Haven University (Lock Haven, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts - Sociology: Administration of Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

  • Luzerne County Community College (Nanticoke, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Captioning
  • Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting/Captioning
  • Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting
  • Associate of Applied Science - Cyber Security Management
  • Associate of Applied Science - Legal Assisting

  • Manor College (Jenkintown, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate Degree - Paralegal

  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (Mansfield, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice Administration
  • Bachelor of Science - Chemistry - Forensic Science
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice Administration

  • Marywood University (Scranton, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice

  • Mercyhurst College (Erie, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate Degree - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts - Intelligence Studies
  • Bachelor of Science - Applied Forensic Sciences
  • Graduate Certificate - Administration of Justice
  • Master of Science - Administration of Justice
  • Master of Science - Applied Intelligence
  • Master of Science - Forensic and Biological Anthropology
  • Minor - Psychology of Crime and Justice

  • Messiah College (Grantham, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice

  • Montgomery County Community College (Blue Bell, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice

  • Mount Aloysius College (Cresson, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminology
  • Bachelor of Arts - Forensic Accounting in Criminal Investigations
  • Master of Science - Criminal Justice

  • Neumann University (Aston, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Certificate - Criminal Justice

  • Northampton Community College (Bethlehem, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice (online)
  • Associate in Applied Science - Emergency Services Administration
  • Associate in Applied Science - Emergency Services Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science - Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Associate of Applied Science - Legal Office Specialist
  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal
  • Specialized Diploma - Emergency Services Specialist

  • Orleans Technical Institute (Philadelphia, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Court Reporting
  • Certificate - Court Reporting

  • Pace Institute (Reading, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate Degree - Paralegal/Legal Assistant

  • Peirce College (Philadelphia, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science - Information Technology- Networking, Administration and Security
  • Associate of Science - Paralegal Studies
  • Associate of Science - Paralegal Studies (online)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Information Security (online)
  • Certificate - Paralegal Studies
  • Certificate - Paralegal Studies (online)
  • Certificate of Proficiency - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (online)

  • Penn Foster College (Scranton, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate - Criminal Justice (online)
  • Associate - Paralegal Studies (online)

  • Penn State Abington (Abington, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Administration of Justice

  • Penn State Altoona (Altoona, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

  • Penn State Fayette-Eberly Campus (Uniontown, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Administration of Justice

  • Penn State Harrisburg (Middletown, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts - Criminal Justice

  • Penn State Schuylkill (Schuylkill Haven, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Administration of Justice

  • Penn State Wilkes-Barre (Lehman, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science - Administration of Justice

  • Penn State Worthington Scranton (Dunmore, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Organizational Leadership (online)

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (Williamsport, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Legal Assisting/Paralegal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science - Applied Human Services
  • Bachelor of Science - Legal Assisting/Paralegal Studies

  • Pennsylvania Highlands Community College (Johnstown, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science (evening/online classes) - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice

  • Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Crime, Law and Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Crime, Law and Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Security and Risk Analysis
  • Master of Arts - Crime, Law and Justice

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Philadelphia, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Certificate of Graduate Study - Forensic Medicine
  • Master of Science - Forensic Medicine
  • Pathway Program - Forensic Medicine

  • PJA School (Upper Darby, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate Degree - Legal Accounting Paraprofessional
  • Associate Degree - Paralegal
  • Certificate - Legal Secretary
  • Certificate - Paralegal Computers

  • Point Park University (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Forensic Science
  • Bachelor of Science - Intellingence and National Security
  • Bachelor of Science - Law Enforcement
  • Certificate - Intellingence and National Security
  • Master of Science - Criminal Justice Administrations

  • Reading Area Community College (Reading, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate in Applied Science - Law Enforcement Administration

  • Saint Francis University (Loretto, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science - Sociology/Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Chemistry/Forensics

  • Saint Joseph's University - Online (Philadelphia, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Homeland Security Certificate (online)
  • MS - Behavior Analysis (online)
  • MS - Criminal Justice (online)
  • MS - Homeland Security (online)

  • Sanford-Brown Institute (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies

  • Seton Hill University (Greensburg, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

  • Shippensburg University (Shippensburg, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Public Administration/Policy
  • Master of Science - Administration of Justice
  • Master of Science - Public Administration/Policy

  • Slippery Rock University (Slippery Rock, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts - Criminal Justice (online)

  • South Hills School of Business & Technology (State College, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Specialized Business - Criminal Justice
  • Diploma - Criminal Justice

  • Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts - Criminal Justice
  • PhD - Criminal Justice

  • Thiel College (Greenville, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

  • University of Phoenix (Harrisburg, PA / Levittown, PA / Philadelphia, PA / Pittsburgh, PA / Washington, PA / Wayne, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • BS - Criminal Justice Administration - Human Services (online)
  • BS - Criminal Justice Administration - Management (online)
  • BS - Criminal Justice Administration (online)
  • BS - Organizational Security Management (online)
  • MS - Administration of Justice and Security (online)

  • University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Public and International Affairs
  • Master of Public and International Affairs - Human Security
  • Master of Public and International Affairs - Security & Intelligence Studies

  • University of Pittsburgh-Bradford (Bradford, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice

  • University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg (Greensburg, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice

  • Villanova University (Villanova, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts - Criminal Justice

  • Waynesburg University (Waynesburg, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor Degree - Criminal Justice Administration
  • Bachelor of Science - Forensic Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science - Forensic Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science - Forensic Computing
  • Bachelor of Science - Forensic Science

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (West Chester, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

  • Westmoreland County Community College (Youngwood, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Legal Assistant
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Science - Information Security
  • Certificate - Corrections Officer

  • Wilkes University - Online (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts - Criminology

  • Wilson College (Chambersburg, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor Degree - Special Major
  • Minor - Peace and Conflict Studies

  • York College of Pennsylvania (York, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science - Forensic Chemisty

  • YTI Career Institute (Lancaster, PA)
    Programs Offered:
  • Criminal Justice & First Response - Associate in Specialized Business Degree

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