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Online Programs in Criminal Justice

Criminal justice serves an important role in society—aiming to deliver justice, enforce laws, and prevent crime. American Public University offers a variety of online learning options to more deeply explore this and related topics. You’ll benefit from studying alongside the University’s unique student population—some of whom represent law enforcement communities. Additionally, practitioner faculty bring their field-tested knowledge from roles that have included policing, public safety, corrections, and forensics.

APU Criminal Justice programs have not been approved by any state professional licensing body and the programs do not lead to any state-issued professional licensure.


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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

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All students have access to our advisors who are available seven days a week, as well as our robust catalog of mental health resources, including TalkCampus, a real-time, professionally monitored peer support app.

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For undergraduate programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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