SRU’s online master’s degree in criminal justice earns national ranking


May 19, 2017

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's online master's degree in criminal justice has been ranked among the nation's Top 50 programs by Top Criminal Justice Schools.

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Top Criminal Justice Schools' mission is to share expert knowledge on the highest quality criminal justice degree programs offered at the nation's top schools to ensure students receive the training needed to open professional job opportunities within the increasingly competitive criminal justice field.

Rankings were created by consulting the NCES College Navigator database to find accredited institutions with programs directly related to criminal justice. Institutions included in the list feature doctoral level faculty; coursework that corresponds with the latest trends and areas in criminal justice; the ability to transfer in credits from other approved institutions; and selective admission. Schools are listed by order of the average cost of graduate tuition indicated by College Navigator.

SRU's Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program offers coursework on the three components of the criminal justice system, as well as criminological theory, research, and statistical methodologies. The program is designed to serve the educational needs of working criminal justice professionals in western Pennsylvania and elsewhere. The curriculum offers flexibility for professionals in the field who desire an advanced degree for workforce enhancement and quality credentials for students who aspire to earn doctoral degrees in criminology.

The 30-credit hour program can be completed in 12-18 months.

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