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Boost Your Credentials at One of the Best Online Criminal Justice Programs in the Country

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Ranked 17th in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs, this high-caliber master of science degree equips you for leadership roles in criminal justice agencies, prepares you for a doctoral degree, and expands your professional perspective and competence. Whether you’re seeking a promotion, changing careers, transitioning from agency to agency, or just starting out in the field, BGSU gives you that much-coveted competitive edge.



Attend from Anywhere, Anytime: You can earn your Master of Science in Criminal Justice 100% online in under 2 years as a part-time student. Perfect for students who work full time and/or in shift jobs like law enforcement, this 11-course program offers 1 course every 7 weeks, including summers, and you can choose from 6 different start dates. We also offer rolling admissions so you can begin advancing your career at the time that’s best for you.


Close Collaboration with Top Faculty: Whether it’s through one-on-one or group audio-visual conferences, emails, live chats, or phone calls, you’ll be working closely with our internationally renowned professors—all of whom hold Ph.Ds., have real-world experience, and actively engage in and publish research. Our faculty members consult for organizations like the National Institute of Justice, the Department of Justice, and the FBI, and hold expertise in areas such as victimology, police organizations, corrections, juvenile justice, criminal law, crime prevention, and more.


Affordable Tuition: With the lowest tuition in the region for both Ohio residents and non-residents, at BGSU you’ll get a first-rate degree without breaking the bank.


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