EKU Online Criminal Justice Master’s Ranks Top 50

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EKU is among the top universities for criminal justice graduate programs online according to Affordable Colleges Online. Eastern Kentucky University’s online master’s degree in justice, policy and leadership made the list based on student-centered criteria, including graduation rates, tuition and the percentage of students receiving financial aid.

Best Online Master's in Criminal Justice

Affordable Colleges Online used data from university websites, the U.S. Department of Education and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System to identify the top criminal justice schools offering online graduate degrees.

The EKU master’s of science degree in justice, policy and leadership provides a criminal justice core with the ability to customize the degree by choosing a concentration in policing, corrections or juvenile justice. It can be completed in as quickly as 18 months, or students who need a more flexible schedule can work with a dedicated advisor to create a graduation plan that works for them.

The curriculum is made up of courses that encourage students to explore current topics such as cooperative policing, race and gender, crime and public policy and theories of criminology. Graduate programs in criminal justice prepare students for positions such as police chief, correctional administrator, victim’s advocate, school resource officer or professor. Students also pursue careers in criminal justice field that fall within the federal system.

EKU Online students who choose the master’s degree in justice, policy and leadership benefit from:

  • An accredited degree from a brick-and-mortar university that is a leader in criminal justice education
  • Flexible 8-week terms allowing them to focus on one course at a time and remain eligible for financial aid
  • Supportive advisors who map our personalized graduation plans
  • Nationally recognized instructors
  • No required campus visits
  • No GRE requirement for applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher

EKU Online programs are recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Military Times.


Interested in advancing your career?
Earn your online master’s degree from a SACSCOC accredited university that has been an online education leader for more than 15 years. EKU’s online master’s degree program prepares high-thinking individuals for leadership roles that challenge injustice, value diversity, and support the equitable treatment and human rights of all people.

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