BGSU online criminal justice master's program one of the best in nation

Bowling Green State University's online criminal justice master's program is ranked 14th in the country in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, which were released Jan. 15.

“As a public university committed to creating public good, we are working to ensure that a BGSU education prepares our graduates to lead productive and meaningful lives,” BGSU President Rodney Rogers said. “Having a top-15 academic program is gratifying. It affirms that we’re delivering a high-quality education, and we’re delivering it on our students’ terms — meeting their needs on their schedule.”

BGSU offers an eCampus option for students that features eight-week courses year-round with six different start dates. eCampus offers 16 degreed programs and 10 certificate/endorsement programs. So, even while taking classes part time, students can earn a Master of Science in criminal justice in less than two years by taking the 11 required courses.

“On behalf of the Department of Human Services, I congratulate the criminal justice and eCampus faculty and staff for the tremendous achievement of the online criminal justice program,” said Dr. Nancy Orel, interim chair of the department. “The 2019 U.S. News & World Report online criminal justice master’s program ranking represents an upward move of 17 places over the previous year’s rank. This is a true indication of excellence and accomplishment. I applaud the criminal justice and eCampus faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication to student success.”

U.S. News & World Report rankings evaluate degree-granting online programs and regionally accredited institutions to compile these rankings. More than 1,500 online degree programs were assessed to compile this year’s rankings. Other master’s level disciplines ranked included online MBA and other business degrees, engineering, computer information technology and nursing.

The University’s online bachelor’s and education programs also remain nationally ranked by U.S. News.

Updated: 01/16/2019 02:42PM