We are the University of Cincinnati.
Since its founding in 1819, UC has been the source of many discoveries creating positive change for society, including the first cooperative education system in 1903, the first antihistamine, the oral polio vaccine, the first electronic organ, and the first degree program offered via satellite. University of Cincinnati is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission. Each year, this urban, public research university graduates more than 5,000 students, adding to the more than 250,000 alumni living around the world.
The School of Criminal Justice is ranked among the Top 3 Criminal Justice programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and it’s the highest ranked school with an online master’s degree in Criminal Justice. UC’s online Master of Science program has graduated more than 2,000 students in its ten year history online. Our graduates command the respect of their peers and supervisors as they lead positive change in the field of criminal justice.
What else makes UC’s program so distinct?
The University of Cincinnati is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).* Regional accreditation is the type of accreditation awarded to the nation’s largest and most prestigious public and private colleges and universities. All public, state-funded universities in the United States, including the University of Cincinnati, are regionally accredited.
*The Higher Learning Commission, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504; Phone: 800-621-7440; Fax: 312-263-7462.
Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program Details
The comprehensive 11-course curriculum is designed to help you understand the conceptual and theoretical frameworks that inform the study of crime and criminal justice, assess problems through a rigorous research approach, and conduct improved policy analysis. The program will also help you identify current trends in the areas of corrections, policing, and criminology. Many of our graduates pursue careers in research and university settings or assume other leadership roles in the criminal justice system.
UC's distance learning program offers three distinct concentrations so that you can focus your master's degree in an area of criminal justice that is most relevant to you. Our innovative courses are constantly updated by our renowned faculty.
UC’s nationally ranked College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) is recognized as a Quality Matters™ institution for its commitment to continuously improve the design and delivery of its online courses. Quality Matters is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. Rest assured that with the rigorous, nationally recognized Quality Matters standards in place, your coursework will meet the highest standards and best practices for online learning.
World Renowned Faculty
UC professors aren’t just teaching about the criminal justice field: they are helping shape it — one student at a time. In this highly ranked master’s degree program, you will learn from full-time faculty who write the books on criminal justice…literally. The faculty is frequently heralded as the most published in top criminal justice journals, earning the reputation for being “innovators” in the field (Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 2011). Our faculty represent a who’s who among leading criminal justice researchers, including the winner of the American Society of Criminology’s most prestigious award — the Edwin H. Sutherland Award – and many other national award winners.
Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges (NCA), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411; p (800) 621-7440; f (312)-263-7462; www.ncahlc.org
Facts & Figures
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Public Higher Education
20,000 and above
Semester Schedule( Spring, Fall)
Students complete academic studies through distance learning with courses online.
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A range of financial assistance programs from government and private institutions are available to help you afford your educational goals. The University of Cincinnati participates in Federal Title IV funding such as Stafford guaranteed student loans.