Fraternal Order of Police University

Get the knowledge to support your passion

Effective criminal justice professionals rely on a combination of instincts and expertise. That's why the University of Cincinnati online Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is designed to support your passion, drive and knack for community advocacy with evidence-based methodology and hands-on experiences. Enhance your skills with a proven leader in criminal justice education. Learn More

Online MSCJ Program Benefits:
  • 15% discount for active FOP members
  • Earn your degree 100% online in as little as one year
  • No GRE required for qualified applicants
  • Choose from three concentrations or a general track
  • Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • Recognized among the top 10 "Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs" by U.S. News & World Report
  • Pursue criminal justice opportunities with a highly ranked leader in education while remaining active in your current role
Specialize your future in criminal justice

Our online master's in criminal justice offers three concentrations along with a general track. Which path best suits your career goals?

New Online Graduate Certificates
  • Crime Analysis and Prevention
  • Analysis of Criminal Behavior
  • Correctional Rehabilitation
Our Faculty

UC professors aren't just teaching about the criminal justice field. They are helping shape it one student at a time. In this highly ranked master's degree program, you will learn from full-time faculty who are creating theories, performing impactful research and publishing books used with our courses and in other universities.

Our Institutes

The University of Cincinnati's School of Criminal Justice is also home to the Institute of Crime Science (ICS) and the Corrections Institute. The Institute of Crime Science led by Capt. Daniel W. Gerard and supported by several UC online MSCJ faculty members, aims to deliver evidence-based, empirically tested solutions, technical support, consulting, research and training to national, regional, state, local and international law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. The Corrections Institute, led by Dr. Edward Latessa, the director of the School of Criminal Justice, strives to research, develop, disseminate and implement evidence-based practices in corrections.

Earn your master's in criminal justice online from UC, and you can do more than advance your education. You can gain the skills to become a law enforcement leader.