Whether you’re just entering a criminal justice career or want to advance in the field, the online Master of Science in Criminal Justice will allow you to match your passion to your career.
The criminal justice program provides foundational knowledge in criminal justice systems, operations, and law for career mobility in the criminal justice field. You’ll also gain skills in organizational management, problem solving, communications, and research.
Choose how your career needs will best be suited by selecting an area of emphasis.
Earn your degree at your pace. Total cost of the program is $20,850.* Be sure to ask your Admission Specialist how you can reduce this cost with transfer credits or professional credentials.
"I am convinced that completing a master's degree at UW-Platteville really enhanced my understanding and my marketability as a leader and resulted in advancements in my career."
Eduardo Jany, M.S. in Criminal Justice
*Subject to change without notice.
Transfer up to 12 credits toward your degree. Credits need to have been earned from a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. You’ll want to be sure to let your Admission Specialist know if you have earned credits previously.
Have you earned a certificate from one of our partner institutions? If so, credits are awarded according to our convenient agreements:
We recognize value in your professional experience. Advanced standing in the Criminal Justice program may be awarded by earning:
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice is earned by completing 30 graduate credits.
Tailor your education to best suit your career goals with a wide variety of elective courses.
To be considered for admission, you'll need:
Applicants not meeting minimum requirements may gain admission through the comprehensive review process. International degrees are considered on an individual basis. For complete information, view the full admission requirements.
To ensure an admission decision for the semester you intend to start on your degree, you'll want to submit your application and supporting materials by: