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Criminal justice ranked Top 5 in the U.S.

February 23, 2017 · 1 min read · By ASU Online

For the last three consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report ranked Arizona State University among the top five best online criminal justice graduate programs in the nation. ASU outranked institutions such as Florida State University, Michigan State University and the University of Colorado.

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U.S. News & World Report scores each university using the following ranking indicators: student engagement, faculty credentials, student services and technology, admissions selectivity and peer reputation. Universities are then assigned a standardized value, based on their methodology, on a scale of zero to 100. Arizona State University's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice received 90 points overall.

“I think it’s an indicator of the quality of instruction that we have,” said Cassia Spohn, a leading criminology scholar and director of the school. “We put a lot of time and effort into ensuring that our online courses incorporate the best practices in higher education.

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers online graduate students the ability to specialize their master’s degree by earning certificates in law enforcement administration, corrections management, criminal sentencing and advocacy and emergency management.

“As the number of students in the school’s undergraduate and graduate programs continues to grow, faculty and staff will be mindful of maintaining the quality and rigor of both on-campus and online programs,” Spohn told attendees at the school’s 10th-anniversary celebration in December.

Read the full story on ASU Now.

Learn more about ASU’s online graduate degree in criminal justice.


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