Our Department of Justice Administration ranks #14!

Graduate Programs is pleased to announce its Fall 2014 Online Criminal Justice Grad Rankings according to students, enumerating the best graduate programs in the country based solely on ratings and reviews from current or recent graduate students posted on graduateprograms.com.

Program rankings, compiled using data gathered between September 1, 2012 and September 30, 2014, encompass reviews posted by more than 70,000 students participating in over 1,600 graduate programs nationwide.  Ratings are based on a 10 star system (with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best).

For a copy of our Top Rankings Badge & Seal, please click on the link.

For the rankings page, please click Online Criminal Justice Grad Rankings

The Top Online Criminal Justice Programsare listed below:

  1. Michigan State University
  2. University of Maryland
  3. Grand Canyon University
  4. Colorado Technical University
  5. Mississippi College
  6. Tiffin University
  7. Arizona State University
  8. Trine University
  9. University of California-Irvine
  10. University of Cincinnati
  11. Liberty University
  12. Regis University
  13. Stevenson University
  14. University of Louisville
  15. Boston University
  16. University of Phoenix
  17. University of Central Missouri
  18. New Mexico State University-Main Campus
  19. Jacksonville State University
  20. East Carolina University
  21. Virginia Commonwealth University
  22. Niagara University
  23. Walden University
  24. American Public University System
  25. Capella University


Graduateprograms.com reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms.

Graduateprograms.com assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school.  Rankings cover a variety of student topics such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid and quality of network.

For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories.  These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., “business and management”.  A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that program.