For a Better World.
Located 35 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, Lewis University is a nationally-recognized leader in education. Forbes Advisor’s Best Online Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice of 2023 listed Lewis University’s Criminal Justice program as No. 3 in the United States.
We’re proud to partner with the National Fraternal Order of Police to bring you award-winning undergraduate and graduate degrees in Criminal Justice and Public Safety Administration. We’re perfectly positioned to provide you with an advanced understanding of the complex issues industry professionals face every day giving you the skills to analyze critical issues and apply ethical reasoning to complex situations, enhance your career potential, and impact your world for the better. Our track record speaks for itself: More than 60 police chiefs are Lewis University graduates.
Benefits of a Lewis Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies program
- Flexible program offers both 100% online or in-person courses in accelerated 8-week sessions.
- Small, interactive classes led by faculty who are experts in their fields with real-world experience.
- FBI NA transfer credits available.
- Lewis is a proud partner in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, allowing qualified post-9/11 veterans to enroll in more than 100 approved Lewis programs 100% free.
- First responders enjoy a 20% tuition discount with tuition deferred for six weeks after the end of each class.
Our Criminal Justice degrees are uniquely tailored to student career goals.
- Criminal Justice, BA
- Criminal Justice, Sworn Officer, BA
- Forensic Criminal Investigation, BA
- Paralegal Studies, BA
- Our Criminal Justice, MS features two concentrations: Criminal Justice or Security Studies.
- Public Safety Administration, MS explores the principles of organizational leadership through the lens of the public safety executive.
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Would you like to Learn More?
If you have questions, you may contact:
Dr. Vesna Markovic
Chair, Department of Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies