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Criminal Justice Schools

Use a degree or diploma to enter the exciting world of criminal justice. Choose from popular majors and specializations, and tailor your educational experience to suit your career goals. Hiring managers in criminal justice fields look for educated professionals who are committed to their work.

Trade schools in criminal justice feature a range of popular specializations:

  • Forensic psychology
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Department of corrections

Use a degree or diploma in criminal justice to serve on the front lines as an investigator or law enforcement agent, or work behind the scenes as a corrections officer or forensic psychologist. Some entry level and technical careers only require a diploma or associate degree, while salaried and higher ranking positions may require a bachelor's degree.

Careers in Criminal Justice
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports healthy salaries and benefits packages for many criminal justice careers. In 2008, probation officers earned mean annual wages of $49,520. That same year, detectives and criminal investigators earned $63,840, while private detectives and investigators earned $46,480. Forensic science technicians working in crime scene investigation earned $52,960.

While job prospects in correctional facilities are expected to be excellent, keen competition is expected for many careers, including those for private detectives and investigators. While no degree or diploma program can guarantee a particular career or salary, completing your criminal justice education in trade school gives you the chance to prove your skills and knowledge to hiring managers. In areas of high job competition, training can give you the edge you need to secure a lifelong career.

Sources:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Correctional Officers
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Forensic Science Technicians
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Private Detectives
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Probation Officers

Criminal Justice Schools

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University of Phoenix
At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.
A.A. in Criminal Justice, B.S in Criminal Justice Administration/Cybercrimes, B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration/Security and more.
  • Online: Online, TX
  • Phoenix: Phoenix, AP
  • Salem: 670 Hawthorne Ave. S.E. Salem, OR 97301
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Everest University
Career-focused education designed to help you get the job you deserve.
Criminal Justice Private & Homeland Security, Master of Science Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice and more.
  • Pompano Beach: 225 North Federal Highway Pompano Beach, FL 33062
  • Melbourne: 2401 N. Harbor City Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32935
  • Jacksonville: 8226 Phillips Hwy. Jacksonville, FL 32256
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Heald College
Heald College provides hands-on educational programs that can help students prepare for careers in the healthcare, business, legal and technology fields.
Criminal Justice, Paralegal, and more.
  • Concord: 5130 Commercial Circle Concord, CA 94520
  • Fresno: 255 West Bullard Avenue Fresno, CA 93704
  • Milpitas: 341 Great Mall Parkway Milpitas, CA 95035
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Berkeley College
The Berkeley Advantage®is part of a proven approach to career-focused education that can help students prepare for success.
AAS in Justice Studies - Criminal Justice, BS in Justice Studies - Criminal Justice, AAS, Legal Studies and more.
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  • White Plains: 99 Church Street White Plains, NY 10601
  • New York: 3 East 43 Street New York, NY 10017
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Strayer University
Continue your education with Strayer University.
AA: Criminal Justice, BSCJ: Criminal Justice Admin, BBA: Legal Studies and more.
  • Jackson: 460 Briarwood Drive Jackson, MS 39206
  • Greensboro: 4900 Koger Boulevard Suite 400 Greensboro, NC 27407
  • Ashburn: 45150 Russell Branch Pkwy Suite 200 Ashburn, VA 20147
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Remington College
Get hands-on training with Remington College.
AS in Criminal Justice, AAS in Criminal Justice, AS in Criminal Justice and more.
  • Houston: 3110 Hayes Rd. Suite 380 Houston, TX 77082
  • Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041
  • Memphis: 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. Memphis, TN 38132
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Kaplan College - KHE
Get a professional education designed with your future in mind at Kaplan College.
Associate of Arts: Criminal Justice, Associate of Applied Science: Criminal Justice, Associate of Science: Criminal Justice and more.
  • Bakersfield: 1914 Wible Road Bakersfield, CA 93304
  • Vista: 2022 University Drive Vista, CA 92083
  • Salida: 5172 Kiernan Court Salida, CA 95368
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Brandman University
Take a new step in your education with Brandman University.
BA in Criminal Justice, BA in Criminal Justice (Victim Advocacy), BA in Criminal Justice (Security Services) and more.
  • Palm Desert: 42600 Cook St. Suite 134 Palm Desert, CA 92211
  • San Diego: 7460 Mission Valley Rd. San Diego, CA 92108
  • Kettleman City: 325 Mall Drive Kettleman City, CA 93239
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Everest College
Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.
Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice, Diploma - Criminal Justice, Bachelor - Criminal Justice and more.
  • Newport News: 803 Diligence Dr. Newport News, VA 23606
  • Reseda: 18040 Sherman Way Ste. 400 Reseda, CA 91335
  • Bremerton: 155 Washington Avenue Suite 200 Bremerton, WA 98337
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Brown Mackie College system of schools
Discover the power of ONE COURSE A MONTH® to fit education into your busy life.
Associate of Applied Business in Criminal Justice, Diploma in Criminal Justice Specialist, Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice and more.
  • Hollywood: 3700 Lakeside Drive, Hollywood, FL 33027
  • Indianapolis: 1200 N. Meridian Street Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Bettendorf: 2119 Kimberly Road Bettendorf, IA 52722
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