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Our affordable online Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice

Criminal justice is a challenging and ever-changing field. It encompasses a diverse range of professional settings and career paths, from corrections and criminology to public policy, domestic security, and rehabilitation. Managers and leaders in these arenas need comprehensive skill sets, specialized knowledge, and real-world expertise.

With our online Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, you will gain high-demand skills that you can apply immediately to your career. Studying online, this is your opportunity to achieve a high degree of specialization within criminal justice—and graduate with the ability to move your criminal justice career to the next level.

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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
  • Learning guides with practical activities and research projects
  • 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

median pay

Job opportunities

With a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, you can prepare for specialized management positions requiring formal knowledge of criminology, crime research and victim interviewing, criminal investigation, public policy, private security management, and many other fascinating topics. As a result, you may also boost your earning potential. The U.S. Department of Labor reports an annual median salary of $68,090 for occupations requiring a Master’s Degree*.


Gain the ability to create meaningful change and progress in your chosen criminal justice field.


Specialize your skill set with expert-level courses in Corporate Crime, Ethics and Justice, and more.


Busy life? Existing commitments? Complete each of the three semesters on a schedule that works for you.

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! After earning your Master of Science in criminal justice from Ashworth College, you will have a plethora of marketable, managerial-level knowledge and skills – the kind that are highly valued in the criminal justice field. You’ll be ready to move ahead in areas such as the courts, corrections, juvenile justice, policing and more. Your Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice 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 a use your account as much as you like.

We allow you up to five (5) years from the date of your enrollment to graduate and earn your Master’s in Criminal Justice. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many advantages at Ashworth College.

Related programs

Whether you’re just beginning your criminal justice career or you’re looking to advance to a leadership position, there’s an online program at Ashworth College for you.

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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