Earn Your Degree In Criminal Justice

Earn Your Criminal Justice Degree Online

Whether you are interested in pursuing law enforcement, social services, homeland security or a related field, a degree in criminal justice will prepare you for a career serving and protecting your community or nation. Columbia Southern University’s online criminal justice degree programs provides students with a working comprehension of constitutional and criminal law in contract to the judicial process and prepares criminal justice professionals to make rational decisions and informed responses to the daily challenges in law enforcement.

Degree Options

For a complete list of concentrations available for each degree, visit our Degree Listings page or choose a degree from the list above.

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Why CSU?

At Columbia Southern University, we truly believe in offering students flexible, affordable online degree programs with exceptional service. By giving our students the tools they need to succeed, we provide them with an opportunity to take charge of their education in a way that no other university offers.

Our professors – many revered experts within their industries – align their curricula with industry best practices and emerging trends, empowering students to graduate with a full understanding of their chosen field within the current marketplace.

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Payment Options for Everyone

On average, CSU’s tuition is less than half the cost of our competitors. Plus, there are many Ways to Save including scholarships, military tuition assistance, Learning Partnerships and more.

  • Transfer previously earned college credits
  • See if you qualify for federal student aid
  • Request assistance with military and veteran benefits

CSU by the Numbers

Courses Offered

446

Active Degree Programs

54

Countries Represented by Alumni

82

Cost of Textbooks

$0

Take the Next Step in Your Career

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Howard "Skip" Elliott

M.S. Criminal Justice Administration

For 30 plus years I told every new employee that education was a lifelong process and to start a degree, finish their degree, or go back for another. Then it struck me, I was a hypocrite. I hadn’t followed my own advice. CSU gave me the opportunity to fix that.
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Matthew Bartal

M.S. Criminal Justice Administration

I was able to continue my education without any inconveniences to the time I spend with my family. Professionally, CSU has allowed me to become more marketable in the field law enforcement.

Accreditation & Institutional Recognition

Carefully designed and taught by experienced industry experts, CSU's courses have been recognized for their rigorous academic material, high-caliber instruction and commitment to advancing the industries that they serve.

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