Earning a master's degree in Criminal Justice provides foundational knowledge in criminal justice systems, operations, and law for career mobility in the criminal justice field. With a focus on restorative justice practices, you’ll be prepared to make a positive impact on the communities you serve. You’ll also gain skills in organizational management, problem-solving, communications, and research.

Graduates of the criminal justice program have enjoyed rewarding careers as dispatchers, investigators, and officers at the municipal, state, and federal level. By earning your degree, you can open the same doors to success.

Choose from three emphasis areas

Criminal Justice Theory: Designed for those who wish to continue graduate education in a PhD program or embark on a career in research for government and advocacy organizations.

Criminal Justice Management: This emphasis will allow you to advance into a supervisory or administrative position in a variety of criminal justice settings.

Victim and Offender Services: A perfect fit for anyone interested in working with crime victims, juveniles, probation, and parole clients, or providing services in institutional or community-based settings.

Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The online criminal justice degree provides a basic understanding of the criminal justice system and the society in which it functions. You may specialize further by selecting an optional emphasis for your degree in either Law Enforcement or Corrections.

Online Certificate in Child Advocacy Studies

UW-Platteville’s Child Advocacy Studies certificate program prepares you to be a trauma-informed professional who is prepared to respond appropriately to working with maltreated or at-risk children and adolescents. Our students come from many professions and disciplines including social work, law, and psychology.

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Master's in Criminal Justice


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Online Master’s in Criminal Justice

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Choose from a bachelor's or graduate certificate in criminal justice as well.

Master's In Criminal Justice |  Online Degrees
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Earn Your Master's Degree Online In Criminal Justice. Request Information Today! Courses Include Criminal Justice Theory, Management, and Victim and Offender Services.