In Walden’s graduate programs in criminal justice, you will study a unique blend of criminal behavior theory along with technology, homeland security, and management skills applicable to the challenges facing the law enforcement community.

With Walden University's flexible online format, you can earn a graduate or undergraduate degree in criminal justice while maintaining current commitments. Our programs are designed for you to:

  • Advance your career and increase your salary.
  • Accommodate your current commitments with a flexible format.
  • Focus on a specialization that meets your goals.

Grants, Scholarships, and Tuition Savings

Let us help support you on your educational journey with more than $60 million in total tuition savings. Contact one of our enrollment advisors at 888.828.5608 to learn more.

Criminal Justice

  • PhD in Criminal Justice

    This program is one of the first online criminal justice doctoral programs available to meet the needs of working professionals. Gain the skills needed to pursue leadership or teaching roles in the field of criminal justice as you explore topics such as homeland security, risk factors for criminal behavior, leadership theory, and management.

    Learn more about the PhD in Criminal Justice program.

  • MS in Criminal Justice

    Criminal justice professionals must be equipped with leading-edge skills as they address today's increasingly complex criminal justice issues. Explore the causes and impact of crime by studying criminal behavior theory in Walden’s MS in Criminal Justice program.

    Learn more about the MS in Criminal Justice program.

  • MS in Criminal Justice and Executive Management

    As strategies and policies to combat crime become more complex, the need for specialized executive leadership continues to grow. Prepare yourself for criminal justice-related executive leadership and management roles.

    Learn more about the MS in Criminal Justice and Executive Management program.

  • BS in Criminal Justice

    Gain a broad understanding of the issues that define our justice and law enforcement systems. Explore strategies that officials develop to keep populations safe.

    Learn more about the BS in Criminal Justice program.


More About Our Criminal Justice Programs

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Tuition and fees vary by degree program because programs at Walden are tailored to the specific needs of professionals in each field.

    For more information about our nursing degree programs, financial aid, tuition, and scholarships, request free information or call one of our enrollment advisors.

    Manage your school expenses with:

    • Convenient monthly payment plans that allow you to pay tuition in installments.
    • Multiple payment plan options, including some that can be combined with school loan programs (if available in your country of residence).
    • No-interest payments, which may eliminate your need for loans.
  • Transfer Credits

    You may be eligible to receive credit towards your nursing program, to earn your degree faster. An enrollment advisor will work with you to identify what credit you can receive based on work experience, prior education, life experiences, and more. 

    • First we will help you obtain transcripts from any previous institution you have attended.
    • Then, we will carefully review your previous coursework to maximize the amount of credits we can apply to your Walden program of study.
    • Lastly, you will receive a transfer credit pre-evaluation within three business days, including a summary of the courses that have been accepted for transfer.

Why Study Criminal Justice at Walden?

  • High-Quality rograms

    Our online degree programs give you the cutting-edge skills needed to excel in today’s workplace.

  • Learn from experts

    Walden faculty members are scholars, researchers, and distinguished leaders in their industries.

  • Exceptional Student Support

    Our support services are what sets us apart, designed specifically for the adult online learner.



“Online learning has been incredibly beneficial to my schedule and allows me to spend more time with my family and community."

Ginger Jenkins | MS in Forensic Psychology Graduate