M.S. Criminal Justice program named one of nation's best online master's degrees

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's highly-regarded Master of Science in Criminal Justice program has earned more accolades. Recently, the program was recognized as one of the Top 10 Online Criminal Justice Master's programs in the nation by Online Schools Guide. The rankings were based on affordability and reputation.

The Criminal Justice master's program is specifically designed to provide foundational knowledge and a solid foundation for students looking to advance their careers in countless fields, including law enforcement, private security and human services. The master's program has opened new doors to many students by providing advanced knowledge through its three distinct emphasis areas: Criminal Justice Theory, Criminal Justice Management and Victim and Offender Services.

Program Coordinator Dr. Cheryl Banachowski-Fuller calls the M.S. in Criminal Justice program a vital and essential part of graduate education at UW-Platteville.

"Our master's degree in criminal justice serves the needs of students of all levels, especially non-traditional students currently employed in criminal justice agencies and seeking promotion to supervisory or administrative positions. The program is also designed as a prerequisite for entry into more specified criminal justice positions," said Banachowksi-Fuller. "All students are exposed to an integrated core of criminal justice courses emphasizing a strong theoretical, research-oriented, problem-solving perspective grounded in the total criminal justice perspective."  

The degree program was first offered at UW-Platteville in 1997. The 100% online program has graduated more than 500 students, the majority of whom now work in supervisory and management positions in criminal justice agencies, teach at colleges and universities, or are pursuing doctoral or law degrees. Click here to learn more about the program or to speak with an admissions counselor.

About UW-Platteville Online Programs:
UW-Platteville offers ten undergraduate degrees, including Associate of Arts and SciencesAssociate of Science in Business AdministrationAssociate of Science in Hospitality and Tourism ManagementBachelor of Science in Applied Computing; and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice; plus Bachelor's of Business Administration in FinanceHuman Resource ManagementIntegrated MarketingIntegrated Supply Chain Management and Management. The ten master's degree programs are Applied BiotechnologyCriminal Justice, CybersecurityEngineeringHealthcare AdministrationIntegrated Supply Chain ManagementOrganizational Change Leadership, Project ManagementSport Administration and Strategic Management. The university also offers 16 graduate and undergraduate certificate programs.

Click here to apply and learn more about UW-Platteville's online programs.