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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) – the second-largest university in Houston – 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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.