Fraternal Order of Police University

Get the knowledge to support your passion

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice program at the University of Cincinnati approaches the study of crime and criminal justice from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing insights from sociology, criminology, psychology, public administration and law. The School of Criminal Justice is consistently ranked among the top 15 Best Criminal Justice Schools by U.S News & World Report. Our 100% online programs allow students to learn in small class sizes from top practitioners in the field. A degree in criminal justice can be key to finding a leadership position in the field, while being involved in the community and ensuring that justice and fairness are served.

Online Master in Criminal Justice Program Benefits:
  • 15% discount for active FOP members
  • Earn your degree 100% online in as little as one year
  • No GRE required for qualified applicants
  • Choose from three concentrations or a general track
  • Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • Ranked 8th best in the country by U.S. News & World Report
  • Designed for working professionals with no on-campus visits required
  • From World-Class faculty who are active practitioners in the field of criminal justice
Specialize your future in criminal justice

Our online Master in Criminal Justice program offers three concentrations along with a general track. Which path best suits your career goals?

New Online Graduate Certificates
  • Crime Analysis and Prevention
  • Analysis of Criminal Behavior
  • Correctional Rehabilitation
Our Faculty

UC professors aren't just teaching about the criminal justice field. They are helping shape it one student at a time. In this highly ranked master's degree program, you will learn from practioners who are creating theories, performing impactful research and publishing books used with our courses and in other universities.

Our Institutes

The University of Cincinnati's School of Criminal Justice is also home to the Institute of Crime Science (ICS) and the Corrections Institute. The Institute of Crime Science led by Capt. Daniel W. Gerard and supported by several UC online MSCJ faculty members, aims to deliver evidence-based, empirically tested solutions, technical support, consulting, research and training to national, regional, state, local and international law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. The Corrections Institute, led by Dr. Edward Latessa, the director of the School of Criminal Justice, strives to research, develop, disseminate and implement evidence-based practices in corrections.

Earn your Master in Criminal Justice degree online from UC, and you can do more than advance your education. You can gain the skills to become a law enforcement leader.