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Criminal Justice

Eastern Kentucky University is a recognized leader in criminal justice programming and offers some of the finest degree options in the nation devoted to critical components within the criminal justice system. Whether you are starting a new career or want to advance in your current one, EKU’s online criminal justice degree programs could be the first step to reaching your goals.

Choose from multiple program options:

What sets our program apart?
EKU provides a balanced degree program that promotes respect, tolerance and sensitivity, leading to a deep, practical understanding of justice problems. EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as criminal justice ethics, rehabilitation strategies, perspectives on crime and delinquency, the juvenile justice system, policing strategies, and crime patterns.

  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • 8-week terms
  • 6 start dates per year
  • Special tuition for active duty service members
  • Dedicated advisors who provide personalized graduation plans
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees