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Our affordable Criminal Justice graduate program

Criminal justice is a diverse and challenging field. It encompasses a huge number of different organizations, institutions, procedures, and roles. So it’s no surprise that there’s a constant demand for qualified professionals with the mindset—and formal training—to succeed in various criminal justice settings.

With our Criminal Justice graduate program, you can gain the real-world expertise to progress toward your career goals and play an important role in the justice system. Studying at your own pace, this is your opportunity to build on your bachelor’s degree, specialize your skill set, and stand out in an increasingly competitive job market.

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  • Easily afford this API Program Name program with 0% interest monthly payment options
  • Fit study around your life with our flexible online study model
  • Upgrade your career prospects and achieve your goals


What you get

  • Textbooks and/or eBooks
  • Academic support via email, web portal, or phone
  • The freedom to complete courses at your own speed with self-paced lessons
  • Opportunity to participate in a live commencement ceremony with other graduates
  • Binder™ mobile app for taking your learning materials on-the-go
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

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Job opportunities

Courts, corrections, security, investigation, rehabilitation. When you complete your criminology graduate program online, you will be prepared to succeed in almost any criminal justice setting. Wherever your ambition takes you, you’re likely to face new challenges every day and be well compensated for your work—even at the entry level. Correctional officers and bailiffs, for example, earn a median annual salary of $42,820*, and make up almost half a million full-time jobs nationwide.


Lead a busy life? Study at your own pace, on your own schedule, and graduate in just one semester.


Explore hands-on classes in criminology, public policy, security, criminal procedure, and more.


Our Criminal Justice Graduate Certificate is one of the most affordable programs of its kind.

Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we’re here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Absolutely! The criminology graduate program online is designed to provide you with marketable, managerial-level knowledge and skills – the kind that are highly valued in the criminal justice field. After completing our online Criminal Justice graduate program, you should be ready to move ahead in your profession. Your degree will be very worthwhile!

After you graduate, you'll retain access to your account on the Ashworth College Central Network. The online toolkit for job search preparation is integrated with your lessons so you can be fully prepared to make a good impression on potential employers. As an alum, you'll be able to brush up on your Ashworth College Central Network and use your account as much as you like.

The expected completion time to criminology graduate program online is about eight months, but you can take up to 16 months to complete your studies and earn your Graduate Certificate. This flexibility is unlike other criminal justice graduate schools and is a wonderful advantage of Ashworth College.

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Comparing criminal justice graduate schools? Still deciding how to specialize in your career? Check out our full range of legal studies majors, all of which are flexible, affordable, and accredited. They include:

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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