Law, criminal justice and public service degrees

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Join the field of public service with a law, criminal justice or service degree

A career in law, justice or public policy is ideal for individuals interested in advocating for social justice, influencing political and social decisions, and shaping society through research and problem-solving. The career outlook for political scientists and social workers is expected to remain favorable for college graduates for the foreseeable future. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in these fields is projected to increase between 5-11% over the next decade.

Find a degree in law, criminal justice or public service

Our undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs build upon your knowledge in law, justice and public policy. Offered 100% online, you can choose from a diverse set of programs to best match your interests and career goals, including political science, justice studies, criminology and criminal justice, legal studies, community advocacy and social policy, public service and public policy, forensic psychology and more.

52 programs total

Biosecurity and Threat Management (MA)

Graduate

Biosecurity and Threat Management (MA)


Business – Law (BA)

Undergraduate

Business – Law (BA)


Community Advocacy and Social Policy (BA)

Undergraduate

Community Advocacy and Social Policy (BA)


Community Resilience (MA)

Graduate

Community Resilience (MA)


Conflict Resolution (MLS)

Graduate

Conflict Resolution (MLS)


Construction Law (MLS)

Graduate

Construction Law (MLS)


Contract Management (MLS)

Graduate

Contract Management (MLS)


Corporate and Health Care Compliance (MLS)

Graduate

Corporate and Health Care Compliance (MLS)


Corrections Management (Graduate Certificate)

Certificates

Corrections Management (Graduate Certificate)


Criminal Justice (MA)

Graduate

Criminal Justice (MA)


Criminal Law (MLS)

Graduate

Criminal Law (MLS)


Criminal Sentencing and Sentencing Advocacy (Graduate Certificate)

Certificates

Criminal Sentencing and Sentencing Advocacy (Graduate Certificate)


Criminology and Criminal Justice (BS)

Undergraduate

Criminology and Criminal Justice (BS)


Cybersecurity Policy and Management (MA)

Graduate

Cybersecurity Policy and Management (MA)


Emergency Management (MA)

Graduate

Emergency Management (MA)


Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS)

Graduate

Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS)


What can I do with a degree in law, justice or public policy?

Legal and public service skills

  • Critical thinking.
  • Collaboration.
  • Data analysis.
  • Inquiry.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Research.

Legal, criminal and service jobs

  • Community specialist.
  • Correctional services specialist
  • Government programs specialist.
  • Intelligence officer.
  • Political analyst.
  • Social worker.

Start your career in public service with the help of legal, policy and criminal justice professionals

Arizona State University ranks in the top 10 for best online master’s in criminal justice programs, according to U.S. News & World Report. Study completely online in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, one of the top schools in the nation, or the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, a comprehensive public service college dedicated to addressing social problems. As an ASU Online student, you’ll have access to outstanding resources, world-class faculty and unparalleled support services.

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Six online Master of Legal Studies degree emphases

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Making a splash in the community: Community Advocacy and Social Policy

Making a splash in the community: Community Advocacy and Social Policy

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