Online criminal justice master’s rated No. 15 nationally

BGSU program No. 1 among Ohio public universities, according to Top Criminal Justice Schools


Bowling Green State University’s online Master of Science in criminal justice program has once again been recognized for excellence.

Badge - Health Informatics Degree CenterTop Criminal Justice Schools has ranked it No. 15 in the nation and No. 1 among Ohio public universities. Only three Ohio universities are included in the list of the 50 best online programs, public or private.

The ranking system assigned points for areas such as out-of-state tuition, national recognition and student-to-faculty ratio. The site noted that BGSU’s 33-credit-hour program offers a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1, and includes coursework in the management of justice and contemporary policing.

“Top Criminal Justice Schools’ mission is to share expert knowledge on the highest quality criminal justice degree programs offered at the nation’s top schools,” according to the organization. For working professionals who wish to advance in their careers or specialize in a specific area, online college courses offer a way to further their education while maintaining their professional responsibilities.

“We are pleased that our online Master of Science in criminal justice program is recognized consistently as one of the country’s best,” said Dr. James Ciesla, dean of the College of Health and Human Services. “This ranking points out, yet again, the high regard for our program.”

BGSU’s online program is designed to equip students for leadership roles in criminal justice agencies and provide a solid base for the pursuit of a doctoral degree. Along with a thorough background in theory, practice and research in criminal justice, the program gives students a strong understanding of law enforcement, corrections, courts and juvenile justice, while permitting them to focus and specialize their studies in a wide range of core areas. 

Housed in BGSU’s College of Health and Human Services, the program offers eight-week courses, with six start dates throughout the year for maximum flexibility.

Updated: 05/30/2019 01:39PM