M.A. Online

Criminal Justice

Arizona State University

18 months
15640 USD/year
15640 USD/year
14328 USD/year
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Ranked No. 5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for three years running, in as little as 18 months, this online Criminal Justice MA degree from Arizona State University provides you with coursework developed by respected professors with expertise in policing, gangs, fraud, corrections and courts to help you advance your criminal justice career.


The Criminal Justice MA program from Arizona State University is designed to provide criminal justice agency professionals with coursework in criminology and the operation of the criminal justice system and with training in research methods and statistics. The degree program also provides students with advanced training in program planning and management, policy analysis and program evaluation.

Career Opportunities

The Master of Arts program in criminology and criminal justice is designed to help advance a career in criminal justice.

Graduates find a strong job market in the public and private sectors. Employment opportunities exist in supervisory and management positions in criminal justice agencies (federal, state and local) including:

  • city, county and state government liaison to criminal justice agencies
  • communications supervisor (911 and dispatch)
  • court administration
  • evidence and crime scene supervisor (CSI activities)
  • intelligence analysis
  • law enforcement
  • police crime analysis supervisor
  • pretrial release
  • probation, parole or community supervision
  • property management and evidence retention supervisor
  • risk management
  • veterans services

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Criminal Justice
  • Seminar in Criminology 
  • Criminal Justice Planning and Program Evaluation
  • Applied Data Analysis in Criminal Justice
  • Theory and Practice in Criminal Justice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in criminology or criminal justice or another closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • two letters of recommendation
  • a written statement
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15640 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    15640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15640 USD per year during 18 months.
  • In-State

    14328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14328 USD per year during 18 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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