100% Online Master Of Arts Criminal Justice

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Online Master of Arts for Criminal Justice Professionals

This unique master's program is offered entirely online, offering criminal justice leaders the flexibility to earn a respected and career-relevant graduate education while maintaining their demanding duties. Graduate students within the program explore criminal law, criminal justice, juvenile and delinquent behavior, security, and terrorism in a Post-9/11 world. The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice addresses national and local security issues as well as effective countermeasures and subsequent changes to the U.S. criminal justice system.

Students interact with industry peers as part of an expanded network of criminal justice professionals who are dedicated to safeguarding their community and nation. Classes are instructed by expert professors with extensive field experience. Students learn directly from criminal justice practitioners, many who share the expertise they acquired while serving as sheriffs, legal counsel, police chiefs, and military and homeland security leaders.

American Public University consults with industry advisory councils to ensure its curriculum keeps current with industry practices, technologies and emerging strategies used to mitigate public safety threats both at local and national levels.

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Rising college costs have many of our nation’s hard-working professionals feeling left behind when it comes to making their higher education goals a reality. At American Public University, we believe it doesn’t have to be that way. At APU you’ll find programs that align with industry trends and are backed by individual support teams dedicated to helping you succeed. Our commitment to affordability doesn’t mean sacrificing quality.

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APU prioritizes controlling costs and delivering value for students. At APU, you benefit from quality and affordability.

Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Undergraduate $285 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $370 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant
  • Earn credits for your experience. Don’t leave your hard-earned credits behind. We offer no-cost transfer credit evaluation so you can possibly fast-track your education by earning credit for prior life experiences, college courses, or military service.
  • Books online at no cost. Textbooks and ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate students and master’s-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.
  • Serving the military. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse and dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible to receive the military tuition grant. Additionally, they’re eligible for our university book grant, which provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for undergraduate and master’s-level courses.
  • Help when you need it. Our excellent support staff can walk you through ways to fund your education, including federal student aid, military TA, veterans’ benefits, scholarships, private loans, and employer contributions.

Learn from a nationally recognized leader in online education.

At American Public 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.

Received “Best for Vets Colleges” distinction from Military Times since 2013.

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Part of the accredited American Public University System (APUS).

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