Law, criminal justice and public policy degrees

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A career in law, criminal justice and public policy is ideal for individuals interested in advocating for social justice, influencing political decisions and shaping society through research and problem-solving. The career outlook for lawyers, political scientists and social workers is expected to remain favorable for criminal justice and public policy college graduates for the foreseeable future. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in these fields is projected to increase between 9–12% from 2020 to 2030.

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Our undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs build upon your knowledge in law, criminal justice and public policy. Offered 100% online, you can choose from a diverse set of law and public policy degrees 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, forensic psychology and more.

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What can I do with a criminal justice and public policy degree?

Law, criminal justice and public policy 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

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.

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