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Criminal Justice Online Master's Program Earns Another Ranking


By Sheryl E. Taylor

The College of Public Service’s (CPS) online degree program for a master’s in criminal justice was recently ranked No. 14 by BestMastersPrograms.org for 2020.

This site’s methodology ranks the top 25 criminal justice master’s programs online with four criterion: cost, reputation, salary potential and student satisfaction. Data for these criteria is gathered from College Scorecard, IPEDS, Niche and U.S. News & World Report. Only accredited programs are considered.

UHD’s Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice provides leadership, critical thinking and knowledge in the areas of: criminal theory, program evaluation and criminal justice administration.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.