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As a leader in distance education for the last 35 years and consistently ranked as the “Best School for Online Education” in Wisconsin, UW-Platteville offers online graduate programs in criminal justice and child advocacy studies that are carefully crafted by leaders in the field. The Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Certificate in Child Advocacy Studies explore the most relevant topics in modern criminal justice theory, managerial practices, and victimology.

Built to suit UW-Platteville’s exacting academic standards, our online format offers the same rigorous and affordable learning experience as our on-campus program, but from the comfort of the nearest computer.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

UW-Platteville’s MS in Criminal Justice program prepares students for criminal justice careers by providing comprehensive knowledge in criminal justice systems, operations and laws. Students can customize their areas of study through three distinct concentrations in Criminal Justice Theory, Criminal Justice Management, and Victim and Offender Services.

Students can further customize their focus through an extensive selection of electives that closely examine different aspects of criminal law and criminology research as well as that provide advanced knowledge in statistical methods, criminal justice theory, and organizational management.

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Certificate in Child Advocacy Studies (CAST)

The CAST certificate program prepares students to act as advocates and protectors of youth rights with a focus on working with at-risk and victimized children. This course adheres to the National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC) standards and is a perfect fit for child protection professionals, victim witness workers, lawyers, school social workers and treatment providers. The certificate can be earned separately or as a student works toward his/her criminal justice master’s degree.

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