2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master's in Criminal Justice

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These 24 colleges and universities offer highly affordable master's in criminal justice degrees online. William Carey University (#1), University of North Georgia (#2), and Jacksonville State University (#3) all offer Master of Science in Criminal Justice degrees for under $6,000 annually. Sixth-ranked CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice has a yearly tuition of $7,650 and offers specializations in correction administration, criminology and deviance, and terrorism studies, among others.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2017 rankings of the most affordable online criminal justice degrees, including undergraduate options. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 William Carey University Annual Tuition $5,250
#2 #2 University of North Georgia Annual Tuition $5,706
#3 #3 Jacksonville State University Annual Tuition $5,730
#4 #4 Fairmont State University Annual Tuition $6,720
#5 #5 Armstrong State University Annual Tuition $7,200
#6 #6 CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Annual Tuition $7,650
#7 #7 Albany State University Annual Tuition $8,010
#8 #8 Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $8,075
#9 #9 Angelo State University Annual Tuition $8,244
#10 #10 Saint Cloud State University Annual Tuition $8,262
#11 #11 Mercer University Annual Tuition $8,520
#12 #12 Charleston Southern University Annual Tuition $9,000
#13 #13 Saint Leo University Online Annual Tuition $9,630
#14 #14 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Tuition $9,975
#15 #15 Western Oregon University Annual Tuition $10,005
#16 #16 Michigan State University Annual Tuition $10,320
#17 #17 California State University-Long Beach Annual Tuition $10,350
#18 #18 Seton Hall University Annual Tuition $10,548
#19 #19 Missouri Baptist University Annual Tuition $10,584
#20 #20 Youngstown State University Annual Tuition $10,606
#21 #21 Johnson & Wales University-Online Annual Tuition $10,649
#22 #22 Sul Ross State University Annual Tuition $10,980
#23 #23 University of South Dakota Annual Tuition $11,618
#24 #24 Kent State University at Kent Annual Tuition $11,662
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Criminal Investigation; Civil Liberties; Community Corrections; Economics of Crime and Justice; Industrial Security; Juvenile Delinquency
  • Annual Tuition: $5,706
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Justice Policy; Global Crime and Justice; Legal Liabilities of Criminal Justice; National Security Policy of the United States; Police and Society
  • Annual Tuition: $5,730
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Data Analysis for Criminal Justice; Comparative Criminal Justice; Contemporary Criminal Justice Issues; Correctional Counseling; Criminal Behavior and Personality; Criminological Theory
  • Annual Tuition: $6,720
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Comparative Analysis of Criminal Justice Systems; Seminar in Criminal Justice Planning and Evaluation; Seminar in Offender Rehabilitation; Victimology; White Collar Crime
  • Annual Tuition: $7,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Example Classes:
    Comparative Judicial Systems; Criminal Justice Leadership and Management; Criminological Theory; Institutional Incarceration/Treatment; Law Enforcement Problems/Practice; Topics in Law & Courts
  • Annual Tuition: $7,650
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 34%
  • Example Classes:
    Crime and the Media; Gangs in American Society; Legal Aspects of Undercover Activity; Perspectives on Race and Crime in America; Policy Analysis in Criminal Justice; Public Health Challenges in Criminal Justice: An Epidemiological Approach
  • Annual Tuition: $8,010
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 20%
  • Example Classes:
    Law Enforcement Management & Planning; Law Enforcement Operations; Management of Correctional Institutions; Policing in a Democratic Society; Survey of Policing and Law; Technology and Criminal Justice
  • Annual Tuition: $8,075
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Crime Analysis; Criminal Justice Processes & Institutions; Research Methods; The Nature of Crime; The Organization & Management of Justice; Topics in Criminal Justice
  • Annual Tuition: $8,244
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Justice Theory; Critical Analysis of Justice Administration; Legal Aspects of the Criminal Justice System; Police in Society; Research Methods in Security Studies; Seminar in Criminal Justice Agency Ethics
  • Annual Tuition: $8,262
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Example Classes:
    Child Abuse and the Criminal Justice System; History of Criminal Justice; Juvenile Justice and Schools; Private Security and the Criminal Justice Community; Sex Crimes and Sex Offenders; Spatio-Temporal Crime Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $8,520
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Example Classes:
    Deviant Behavior: Crime, Conflict, and Interest Groups; History of Corrections and Jails; Leadership and Ethics in Public Safety; Nature of Crime and Justice in the 21st Century; Seminar on Terrorism; Special Topics in Public Safety
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Justice Administration; Ethics; Legal Issues in Criminal Justice; Research Methods in Criminal Justice; Survey of Criminal Justice; Theories of Criminal Behavior
  • Annual Tuition: $9,975
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Community-Based Corrections; Criminal Procedures and Evidence; Juvenile Justice; Police-Community Relations; Private Security Operations; The Police Function
  • Annual Tuition: $10,005
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Justice and Popular Cultures; Minorities, Crime, Social Policy, and Social Control; Offender Treatment; Parole and Probation; Tactical Crime Analysis; Youth, Crime and Society

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,320
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Example Classes:
    Crime Causation, Prevention, and Control; Criminal Justice Management Seminar; Design and Analysis in Criminal Justice Research; Elements of Essential Court Operations; Historical Foundations/Contemporary Frameworks of Judicial Administration; Policy Analysis Under Conditions of Change
  • Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 31%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Criminal Justice Research Methods; Advanced Statistics for Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice Policy; Criminological Theory; Law and Social Control; Proseminar and Professional Writing in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Annual Tuition: $10,548
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Design and Evaluation of HRTD Programs; Leadership Dynamics; Policy Analysis in Administration; Principles of Public Sector Bargaining
  • Annual Tuition: $10,584
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Civil Remedies in Criminal Justice; Communities and Crime; Criminal Justice and the Mental Health System; Criminal Justice Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation; Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice; Police Innovations
  • Annual Tuition: $10,606
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Criminology; Applied Police and Corrections Management; Criminal Justice Public Policy Seminar; Grant Writing; Law and Criminal Justice; Statistical Techniques in Health and Human Services
  • Annual Tuition: $10,649
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Justice Ethics and Diversity in a Global Environment; Global Criminal Justice Issues; Juvenile Justice Issues; Social, Community and Restorative Justice; Special Needs Populations in the Criminal Justice System; Technology and GIS in the Criminal Justice System

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,980
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Example Classes:
    Capital Punishment; Criminology of Cybercrime; Human Trafficking; Immigration Issues; Seminar on Courts and Judiciary; Women and Crime
  • Annual Tuition: $11,618
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Example Classes:
    Courts and Judicial Politics; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; National Security Policy; Police Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $11,662
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Policing; Emerging Trends and Issues in Corrections; Human Service Agencies and the Law; Intelligence and National Security; Restorative Justice and Victim Assistance
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