Criminal Justice Degree Online

Criminal Justice Online Degree Programs

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Criminal Justice Online Degree Programs

Do you feel called to serve and protect the rights of citizens or bring those who ignore the law to justice? If so, an online degree in criminal justice may be for you.

An online criminal justice degree from Liberty University will help you tackle real-world issues in the criminal justice system from a biblical worldview. Whether you want to further your career or take the first step toward entering the criminal justice field, our 100% online programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels can equip you to make a positive impact in your community.

Our criminal justice classes are taught by professionals with real-world experience in nearly every specialty within the criminal justice field. They are committed to instilling excellence with respect, fairness, and integrity in each of their students. With a degree in criminal justice, you will be equipped to reach new professional heights and shape a better world by championing what matters to you. And that’s what matters to us.

Potential Career Options

  • Administrator
  • Caseworker
  • Corrections Office
  • Homeland Security Officer
  • Police Detective
  • Social Services Worker
  • State and Local Police Officer

If you are currently employed full-time in law enforcement or emergency response, you may be eligible for our First Responder 25% tuition discount. Our certificate programs are excluded from this discount.


Benefits of Earning an Online Criminal Justice Degree Program

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 10 online schools in America. Earning your online criminal justice degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 6 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • With Liberty’s 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, you can complete your online criminal justice degree in less time than you would by attending classes on a traditional campus.

Benefits for Active Duty Law Enforcement and Other First Responders

Liberty University is committed to providing world-class education and aims to help students achieve their educational goals, in whatever way we can. Our First Responder tuition discount was created to relieve some of the financial burdens of men and woman who work in public service.

As Liberty University’s way of saying ‘Thank You,’ we proudly provide you with the following benefits:

  • A 25% tuition discount
  • College credit for training and life experience
  • Potential stacking with corporate advantage program discounts or military benefits

Military Benefits

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts: $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $275 per credit hour for graduate courses* 
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for your military training.

*Excludes doctoral-level degrees

Experience That Matters to You

As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 30+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

And what’s that?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality

These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

 

We are widely recognized as a top university for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.

Why Choose Liberty University?

Enjoy Flexible Courses

Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

Maximize Your Time

Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

Grow in Your Faith

All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

Access Academic Support

Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

At Liberty, we believe in putting a world-class Christian education within reach — so our tuition rates have been frozen for 6 years and counting!

Why We’re Nonprofit

As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 6 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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Financing Options

Financial Aid

87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.

Tuition Discounts

Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.