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Criminal Justice degrees that fit your busy life

Pursue your passion for criminal justice by gaining real-world insights from instructors who also work in the criminal justice system.

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Accreditation you can trust

University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), since 1978.

Save time & money

  • Starting with your first course, every qualifying new student will be awarded one of our scholarships, or you’ll get the best savings you qualify for. 
  • Transfer eligible college credits or, if you have existing industry certifications or military, security, or law enforcement training you can apply to have that relevant experience evaluated for college credit. For every 3 credits earned, you shave 1 course, 3 credits, 5 weeks, and over $1,300 off your degree.
  • Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.
  • No application fee, no SAT or GMAT test requirements, and we’ll even request your prior college transcripts for you, at no cost to you, when possible.

Exceptional flexibility

  • Online classes, always on – 24/7/365.
  • Highly rated 1-on-1 support, available 14 hours a day, 5 days a week.
  • Start your degree when you’re ready, with up to 20 opportunities to start your bachelor’s degree and 9 opportunities to start your master’s degree a year.
  • Balance it all - work, family and school – with a university built for busy adults like you. Focus on just one 5-to-6-week course at a time, while still completing your degree on time.

Career-relevant education

  • 6 criminal justice programs aligned to 16 real-world careers.
  • Career Services for Life® commitment. Your degree gives you access to career coaching, resume building and interview prep. For life.
  • Our instructors are accomplished professionals who average 28+ years of experience.


of our surveyed students rated interactions with their academic counselors 5-STARS

*Transactional Survey, September 2022-August 2023 (23,739 respondents)


of our surveyed students recommend their instructors to others

*Student End of Course Study, September 2022-August 2023 (139,234 respondents)


of recent graduates said we gave them the flexibility to balance work, school and life in our 2023 alumni survey.

*2023 Biennual Alumni Survey, May-June 2023 (1,291 completes)

* The BLS Projected Growth for 2022-2032 is published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Criminal Justice degrees

Education and professional growth go hand-in-hand. Where I am now is a testament to that philosophy.

Joshua V.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration, '11

Education and professional growth go hand-in-hand. Where I am now is a testament to that philosophy.

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