Criminal Justice Degree Hub has named Eastern Kentucky University’s police studies degree no. 6 on their list of Top 10 Online Law Enforcement Degree Programs. Universities were evaluated on reputation, cost and graduates’ expected salary.
Across the nation, many police departments are requiring college courses, instead of or in addition to police academy training. Those with a degree in police studies often have an advantage in the hiring process. Once on the job, they are well-positioned for promotions and pay increases. Education prepares police officers for more complex positions that may involve critical thinking, historical context and ethics. A degree also prepares graduates for leadership roles.
Criminal Justice Degree Hub evaluated accredited fully online and partially online degree programs using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education System, or IPEDS, as well as popular online resources such as Niche.com and College Scorecard.
The EKU Online police studies degree is a reputable program from a respected brick-and mortar institution. In 1965, Eastern Kentucky University’s law enforcement program was approved by the Council on Public Higher Education. The first class was offered the following year.
Today, EKU’s tradition of empowering in-service and aspiring police men and women continues with an online degree program that:
- Can be completed entirely online with no campus visits required
- Is formatted in convenient 8-week terms
- Includes personalized advising and graduation planning
- Offers a supportive virtual learning environment
Eastern Kentucky University’s online degree programs rank among the best according to U.S. News & World Report and Military Times. Give us a call to learn more about associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree options.