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Online Criminal Justice Programs

Today’s criminals are more sophisticated than those of the past, engaging the latest technologies to commit—and get away with—illegal acts. Modern criminal justice professionals must be equally savvy to stay at the forefront with the ever-changing landscape of domestic and international crime.

At Walden, our goal is to help you reach yours

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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. You will evaluate the root causes of crime and its impact on criminal justice practices and procedures and analyze how law enforcement, courts, and corrections function and interact at the local, state, and federal level.

In Walden’s BS in Criminal Justice program, you can help prepare for a career in law enforcement, the justice system, corrections, or social services. Learn from the use of computer generated crime scene scenarios.

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the demand for criminal justice and security professionals is at an all-time high.* Choose from bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs, all taught by expert faculty members and all of which offer a variety of specializations and concentrations to align with your goals and interests.

* U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Budget-in-Brief, Fiscal Year 2012.


  • 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. Find out more


  • MS in Criminal Justice
    Today’s criminal justice professionals must be as sophisticated as the criminals they face. Explore the causes and impact of crime by studying criminal behavior theory in Walden’s MS in Criminal Justice program. Find out more


  • 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. Find out more

Tuition and Fees

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 grants, scholarships, and tuition savings, please complete the information request form and a Walden University enrollment advisor will contact you.

Simplify your school expenses with:

  • Convenient monthly payments that allow you to pay tuition in manageable 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.

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