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At APU, you can study Criminal Justice without sacrificing flexibility or affordability.

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100% Online Programs in Criminal Justice

American Public 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.

APU 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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University Attributes

We’ve earned our reputation as a respected leader in online higher education by always making you—the student—our #1 priority.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are 100% online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Be in Control

You can quickly turn your ambitions into reality because programs begin every month. Most classes are 8 weeks long.

Save Time

Bachelor’s degree students can transfer up to 90 credits, and master’s degree students up to 15 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, professional training, ACE-evaluated training, and credits by exam.

Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

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Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

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Reflecting our commitment to deliver value.

$285
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

$0
Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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