Law enforcement officer in front of car
Degree Programs
We offer a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science degree in criminal justice. Our Master’s programĀ is completely online, with each course including four online synchronous sessions.

Student Organizations
Students are encouraged to become members and leaders in CJA (Criminal Justice Association) and/or APS (Alpha Phi Sigma).

Criminal Justice Internships
Students are most successful when focusing on a career or obtaining a summer internship.

Criminal justice is the study of crime control and the justice system through the lens of law enforcement, courts, and correctional agencies. Criminology is the study of crime and criminal behavior, focusing on the causes of criminal behavior through the use of scientific methodology. Criminal justice and criminology are interdisciplinary fields that draw upon the knowledge bases of sociology, psychology, law, public policy and other related disciplines to develop insights into the causes, control, and prevention of criminal behavior. Our degrees are criminal justice centered, but unlike programs found at other institutions, they are deeply rooted in a criminology foundation. And, our unique pairing with other programs within the Department of Criminal Justice, Criminology, & Forensic Sciences provides students an integrative education in science and technology as it is applied to the study of criminality.

For a comprehensive overview of what our undergraduate program has to offer, please visit the Criminal Justice, B.A. degree program page. You can also watch our promotional video on YouTube.

And, for more information email criminal-justice@marshall.edu.