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

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 are earning degrees than at any point in history, it’s important to ensure that you’re selecting the best master’s degree for your career.

At the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, we’re deeply proud of both the quality and accessibility of our graduate education. In 2019, our online Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) was ranked in the top 10 for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs by Best Value Schools, based on the following factors:

  • Affordability
  • Academic Rigor
  • Accreditation
  • Recognitions
  • Accessibility

“An online degree in criminal justice can help further a student’s career by distinguishing them from others in the job market,” said Dr. Cheryl Banachowski-Fuller, program coordinator for the MSCJ degree. “The flexibility of our criminal justice programs also allows it to fit into the lives of our busy students so they may excel in their coursework and their careers.”

Our students consistently benefit from the quality of our online criminal justice program, and they often have stories of career advancement as well as journeys of personal empowerment to tell us after they graduate.

This ranking helps to validate our commitment to our students, especially when combined with the other top rankings the online criminal justice master’s program at UW-P has received from U.S. News & World Report and other distinguished sources.

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