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UW-P MSCJ Ranked as One of the Best Online Master’s Criminal Justice Degrees

Posted on: 03/06/2019

Master’s degrees offer a number of benefits for individuals pursuing or advancing in careers across the criminal justice system — including increased salaries for police officers and other law enforcement, and an extensive skill set to advance in a criminal justice career across the full breadth of roles and organizational levels. Given that more people […]


Master’s in Law Enforcement vs Criminal Justice

Posted on: 02/27/2019

Police and detectives made up over 800,000 of the jobs held in the US in 2016, a staggering number that is projected to increase through 2026, with an additional 120,000 people being employed by federal agencies. The variety of roles within the law enforcement field is enormous, ranging from police officers to secret service to […]


Interview with Police Officer and MSCJ Graduate Benjamin Finn

Posted on: 01/09/2019

We built the online Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) program to offer current and aspiring law enforcement and victim advocacy professionals a network of experts to learn from and numerous options for tailoring the program to their career-specific goals. We’re proud to hear our students to discover the program is doing exactly what […]


University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Online Master of Criminal Justice Program Recognized as One of the Nation’s Best

Posted on: 09/10/2018

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville appeared on the 2018 list of the 50 best online criminal justice master’s degree programs from Top-Criminal-Justice-Schools.net. These rankings are based on factors such as tuition costs, the ratio of students to faculty, and national recognition for academic quality. The UW-Platteville Master of Science in Criminal Justice program offers law enforcement […]


Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Ranked 20th in the Country

Posted on: 08/02/2017

Top Criminal Justice Schools recently ranked The University of Wisconsin-Platteville 20th in its Top 50 Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Degree Programs. UW-Platteville stood out for its well-rounded curriculum and core coursework, which prepares graduates to work throughout the criminal justice system in positions including corrections, law enforcement, emergency management, forensics, and victim advocacy. […]


Criminal Justice Careers for Women: Leadership Opportunities

Posted on: 02/26/2016

While stereotypically considered a male-dominated field, women are slowly becoming a more prominent part of the workforce in criminal justice agencies across the country. From 1990-2000, the amount of female law enforcement officers increased only slightly, growing at a very slow rate over the course of the decade. The growth increased somewhat in the early […]


UW-Platteville’s Online Master’s in CJ Ranks Among the Nation’s Best

Posted on: 04/29/2015

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, a pioneer in distance education for over 35 years, has been named among the top 50 programs of its kind in the nation by OnlineMastersPrograms.org. The program at UW-Platteville was the only one in Wisconsin to make the list. According to OnlineMastersPrograms.org, […]


UW-Platteville’s Center for Distance Learning Earns $630,410 National Science Foundation Grant

Posted on: 04/14/2015

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a grant of $630,410 to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Center for Distance Learning to increase access to online master’s degree programs in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) disciplines. The five-year project will provide 10 annual scholarships to full-time online students pursuing graduate education in STEM fields. The overall […]


Online CJ Programs Ranked #2 in the Nation – SuperScholar.org

Posted on: 02/20/2015

We’re happy to announce that SuperScholar.org, an independent organization that assesses and ranks collegiate programs nationwide, has selected the University of Wisconsin-Platteville as #2 on their Smart Choice list of the 50 Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs! The Smart Choice ranking system is based on publicly available information regarding a program’s academic quality, […]


UW-Platteville Online Criminal Justice Graduate Programs Among the Best in the Country According to U.S. News

Posted on: 01/29/2015

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, a pioneer in distance education for the past 35 years, is proud to announce the institution’s recent inclusion on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Graduate Programs in Criminal Justice” list. UW-Platteville’s online criminal justice programs, which include the Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) and the Certificate in […]