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Join Dr. Elaine Gunnison in a recorded information session detailing the Online Master's in Criminal Justice program.

Three Specialized Tracks

 Victimology, Investigative Criminology and Research and Evaluation

Top 5% Criminal Justice Program
$849 per Credit / 55 Credits

Online Master's Degree in Criminal Justice 

Serve your community, advance your career and study criminology from the best - all online. 

The Online Master’s in Criminal Justice program prepares open-minded professionals to become leaders for change, rebuilding a just, humane, anti-racist criminal justice system.  

In this academically rigorous program, you'll analyze crime and its impact through a diverse, socially conscious lens while examining criminology policies and operations.

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  • Specialized experience in Victimology, Investigative Criminology and Research and Evaluation.
  • Connections in the field through cutting-edge internship opportunities.
  • Strong criminology ethics, exposure to diversity of thought, and the ability to think critically.

You'll learn from:

Online Criminal Justice Program of Study

Where will your path take you? 

With asynchronous learning, complete your degree in two years, on your timeline. Engage in core criminology classes and the unique opportunity to dive into Victimology, Investigative Criminology and Research and Evaluation.

Students engage in 2-3 courses per quarter; to exemplify the diverse course offerings, the program of study highlights additional elective courses. 

Year 1 

Criminal Justice Theory Core 
Advanced Criminological Theory Core 
Murders, Movies & Copycat Crimes (or any Elective) Elective (Optional)
Crime Mapping Elective (Optional)
Terrorism, Extremist Violence & Hate Crime Elective (Optional)
Law and Social Control Core           
Organizational Theory and Analysis Core
Advanced Research Methods Core
Theory and Research in Policing, Courts, Corrections Core 
Statistical Analysis/ Lab Core
Critical Criminology Core
Crime Analysis Elective (Optional)
Criminal Justice Capstone Core
Ethics and Decision Making  Core
Typologies of Crime and Criminal Behavior (or any Elective/Specialization) Investigative Criminology / Elective (Optional)

Contact Us

Christine Campbell, Senior Admissions Counselor for Online Programs

Christine Campbell

Senior Admissions Counselor



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Elaine Gunnison

Graduate Program Director, Professor

(206) 296-2430


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Jonathan Bechtol (he/him)

Graduate Program Coordinator

(206) 296-2139


Sample an Online Course

Advanced Criminological Theory

Internship Opportunities

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Engage in the opportunity to intern at a diverse selection of agencies:

  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • FBI
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • State Patrol Crime Lab
  • Attorney General

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