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Why Earn your Master’s in Criminal Justice Online at the University of New Haven?

Earn Your Master’s from the Masters

The University of New Haven has been recognized by The Princeton Review in its annual college rankings as one of the “Best in the Northeast” for 2015.

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920, the University of New Haven moved to its current campus in 1960 and has earned a national reputation for its criminal justice and forensic science programs.

With one of the oldest and most respected Criminal Justice programs in the nation, the Henry C. Lee College has been helping students achieve success for more than 50 years. As part of our philosophy, you will be learning from the same faculty who teach in our on-ground program — instructors who have experience in the fields they are teaching. Former Law Enforcement Officers, FBI Agents, Secret Service Agents, Police Chiefs and more, our instructors work together to provide the highest quality education, integrating core academic learning objectives and the professional application of those competencies.

As for our students …

You will find the University alumni across the country, and the relationships you build will provide valuable contacts for the future. Our criminal justice graduate program has been helping students grow professionally and move forward in their careers for more than half a century. And now that our Criminal Justice Graduate Program is online, we’re looking to help even more people.

“I was nervous about going back to school after so many years. However, in the short time I have been in the program, I have found the program to be just what I was looking for. The professors are very knowledgeable and accessible, the support staff is always there to help, and the other students bring a wide variety of experience to the program. The best part is that I have found the program to be very workable, even with my busy schedule.”

Some of our CJ graduates have been successful in the following areas:

  • Chief State’s Attorney’s Office
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Defense – National Geospatial – Intelligence Agency
  • FBI
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

By choosing the University of New Haven for your online master’s degree, you can count on honing your skills and preparing yourself to become a leader in your profession.

“You can reside many miles away and still receive top notch education from leaders in their field through the University of New Haven’s Master’s in Criminal Justice online program.  I am confident that the education I am receiving from the professionals in the field will give me the skills and knowledge to one day become the Crime Scene Technician I aspire to be.”

More about the University of New Haven

Our Mission Statement

To prepare our students to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives in a global society by providing them the highest-quality education through experiential, collaborative and discovery-based learning.


The University of New Haven is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Recent Awards

The University of New Haven was recognized by The Princeton Review in its annual college rankings on its “Best Colleges” list.

The University of New Haven has been honored as a College of Distinction. We are of a select group of colleges to earn this prestigious designation, based on excellence in four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant campus communities, and successful outcomes.

For over five years, the University has ranked in the top 15% of more than 12,000 colleges and universities serving military personnel by the “G.I. Jobs” magazine.

For more information about UNH’s ranking and awards, visit our awards and affiliations page.

Other Online Graduate Programs

We also offer an Online Masters in Investigations and an Online Masters in Emergency Management

Active Connecticut police officers and firefighters may qualify for a 50% discount on tuition. Click here to learn more >

Learn more about Criminal Justice from Dr. Henry C. Lee