Criminal Justice Programs in Kansas

We found 66 Kansas criminal justice programs in our online database.
SchoolLevelProgramAdmissions

Norwich University

BachelorBS in Criminal JusticeWebsite

Norwich University

MasterMS in Criminal JusticeWebsite

Michigan State University

MasterMaster of Science in Criminal JusticeWebsite

Utica College

BachelorBS in Criminal JusticeWebsite

Aurora University

BachelorBA in Criminal JusticeWebsite

Campbellsville University

AssociateAS in Criminal Justice AdministrationWebsite

Lewis University

MasterMS in Criminal/Social JusticeWebsite

View more online criminal justice programs currently accepting applications.

In order to understand what the Kansas criminal justice school layout looks like, you first have to understand the layout of the actual state. Kansas City is one of the well-known cities in this area but did you know that most of that city actually resides within Kansas? There is actually a Kansas City, Kansas and a Kansas City, Missouri. As the city borders right between the two states, there can be a lot of confusion happening if you hare not familiar with the area and are looking at potential schools in the bordered area.

SchoolLevelProgramAdmissions

Point University

BachelorBachelor of Science in Criminal JusticeWebsite

Saint Joseph's University

MasterMS in Criminal JusticeWebsite

Saint Joseph's University

MasterMS in Criminal Justice - Intelligence & Crime AnalysisWebsite

Alvernia University

BachelorAddictions and Mental Health Treatment (formerly Behavioral Health)Website

Anna Maria College

BachelorBachelor of Science in Fire ScienceWebsite

Campbellsville University

BachelorBS in Criminal Justice AdministrationWebsite

Campbellsville University

MasterMS in Justice Studies: Criminology TrackWebsite

It is also important to recognize what might be required of you after you get that criminal justice degree and gain employment in the state. The KCPD just recently announced that they have placed undercover cops throughout Arrowhead Stadium which is where the Chiefs play. source While the stadium itself is on the Missouri side, it will definitely have effects that reach over into Kansas as the stadium is only minutes away from the state border. While understanding that undercover work could potentially be a part of your job, it is also important to understand what Kansas looks like from an educational level. We have compiled some US census numbers to help illustrate that.

  • 2014 Population Estimate: 2.904 million
  • Persons under the age of 18: 25 percent
  • Persons over the age of 25 with a high school degree: 89.8 percent
  • Persons over the age of 25 with a bachelor degree: 30.3 percent

Kansas is above the national average for both persons over the age of 25 that have a high school degree (86 percent) and those that have a bachelor degree (28.8 percent) according to those same statistics. It should be something that you understand while trying to decide on the level of degree you want to attain (high school, associate, bachelor, or master has) to make you a viable future job candidate.

Criminal Justice Degree Expectations in Kansas

While we have focused on information that was more towards the eastern border of Kansas, it should also be noted there is a large city located in western Kansas: Wichita. Wichita State University actually offers a degree in criminal justice and we reviewed the program requirements around each degree level (bachelor has and master has). Here is the breakdown:

  • BS in Criminal Justice: Wichita State University prides itself as being one of the first institutions to offer college courses around police work. The program aims to provide students with knowledge around all aspects of the criminal justice system and encourage you to get involved with an internship program. You should also understand the breakdown of general course hours required versus criminal justice hours required if you consider a degree like this one. You can see the detailed program requirements around the Wichita State University BS degree as an example.
  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice: It is important to understand what might be required of you to even apply for a Master has level degree in Criminal Justice so we reviewed the Wichita State University requirements for their Master’s degree. They require that you have two letters of recommendation provided that can act as references (and are familiar with the applicant’s background/performance). You are also required to submit a statement illustrating your experiences and goals within criminal justice. You will also be evaluated on things like your undergraduate grade point average. While these are specifically speaking to Wichita State University, similar requirements might be seen at other criminal justice schools in Kansas.

The level of degree you want to attain is essential to choosing the direction you will go in your criminal justice school selection. You should also consider that other Kansas schools could potentially require you to select a thesis or non-thesis option with your Master has level criminal justice degree.

Finding Unique Aspects Between Similar Criminal Justice Programs

As each school is different from one another, many times the curriculum can look very similar. If the tuition and locations are also similar enough to not sway your decision one way or another, we recommend trying to find the unique value adds of each program. Kansas has several degree options but understanding unique aspects like: one school is very close in proximity to the Kansas Supreme Court and allow students to attend court cases, you might think that is enough to make your decision. We picked a few programs in Kansas at random and highlighted what we think are their value adds (and hopefully guide you in finding those value adds of whatever schools you’re deciding between).

  • B.S. in Criminal Justice at Washburn University: This school actually offers areas of concentration within their BSCJ degree (which you typically see many schools take a very generic approach with) that include: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Security Administration, and Forensic Investigations. If you’re thinking of going into any of these as a career, this concentration option might be more appealing to you.
  • Criminal Justice Program at Wichita State University: So this particular program at this particular school is actually the second oldest of its kind in the entire United States. The history of a program and school can be one of those outside factors you never considered and with a storied program like this could increase its appeal.

Finding these little caveats and details can help make your decision process much easier.

Kansas Criminal Justice Organizations

We gave you some insight to the current happenings of Kansas related to the criminal justice field along with holistic state statistics. We then dove into example requirements to point out important aspects in a criminal justice degree. We wanted to leave you with this list of criminal justice organizations:

You are probably wondering, what do I need all of these for?. We encourage you to reach out and see if you can contact members within these organizations that might be able to help you better understand what getting a criminal justice degree in Kansas is all about. Try to locate an actual individual and don hat just submit a generic email through a contact form.

List of Criminal Justice Programs in Kansas

SchoolLevelProgramAdmissions

Norwich University

BachelorBS in Criminal JusticeWebsite

Norwich University

MasterMS in Criminal JusticeWebsite

Michigan State University

MasterMaster of Science in Criminal JusticeWebsite

Utica College

BachelorBS in Criminal JusticeWebsite

Aurora University

BachelorBA in Criminal JusticeWebsite

Campbellsville University

AssociateAS in Criminal Justice AdministrationWebsite

Lewis University

MasterMS in Criminal/Social JusticeWebsite

Point University

BachelorBachelor of Science in Criminal JusticeWebsite

Saint Joseph's University

MasterMS in Criminal JusticeWebsite

Saint Joseph's University

MasterMS in Criminal Justice - Intelligence & Crime AnalysisWebsite

Alvernia University

BachelorAddictions and Mental Health Treatment (formerly Behavioral Health)Website

Anna Maria College

BachelorBachelor of Science in Fire ScienceWebsite

Campbellsville University

BachelorBS in Criminal Justice AdministrationWebsite

Campbellsville University

MasterMS in Justice Studies: Criminology TrackWebsite

Campbellsville University

MasterMS in Justice Studies: Public Services Leadership and Social Justice TrackWebsite

View more online criminal justice programs currently accepting applications.

All Criminal Justice Programs

See below for the list of all of the Criminal Justice in Kansas. Find the best program for you online or in Kansas.

Allen County Community College

Iola KS
  • A.A. in Criminal Justice
  • A.A.S. in Criminal Justice

Barton County Community College

Great Bend KS
  • A.A.S. in Criminal Justice Online
  • A.S. in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Online
  • Criminal Justice Certificate Online

Brown Mackie College-Kansas City

Lenexa KS
  • A.A.S. in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Diploma

Brown Mackie College-Salina

Salina KS
  • A.A.S. in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Diploma

Bryan College-Topeka

Topeka KS
  • A.A.S. in Criminal Justice
  • A.A.S. in Criminal Justice Online

Butler Community College

El Dorado KS
  • A.A. in Administration of Justice - Police Science

Colby Community College

Colby KS
  • A.A. in Criminal Justice - Pre-Law
  • A.A.S. in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Technical Certificate

Cowley County Community College

Arkansas City KS
  • A.A. in Criminal Justice
  • A.A.S. in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Certificate

Dodge City Community College

Dodge City KS
  • A.A. in Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • A.A.S. in Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science Certificate

Fort Hays State University

Hays KS
  • B.A. in Justice Studies Online
  • B.S. in Justice Studies Online
  • Corrections Certificate
  • Corrections Certificate Online
  • Justice Networking Certificate
  • Justice Networking Certificate Online
  • Law and the Courts Certificate
  • Law and the Courts Certificate Online
  • Law Enforcement Certificate
  • Law Enforcement Certificate Online
  • M.L.S. in Criminal Justice Online

Fort Scott Community College

Fort Scott KS
  • A.A.S. in Criminal Justice
  • A.S. in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Certificate

Friends University

Wichita KS
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice

Garden City Community College

Garden City KS
  • A.A.S. in Criminal Justice - Emergency Medical Services Technology
  • A.A.S. in Criminal Justice - Fire Science
  • A.A.S. in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
  • A.S. in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement

Highland Community College

Highland KS
  • A.A. in Criminal Justice
  • A.A.S. in Criminal Justice

Hutchinson Community College

Hutchinson KS
  • A.A. in Criminal Justice Administration
  • A.A.S. in Criminal Justice Administration
  • A.S. in Criminal Justice Administration
  • Criminal Justice Corrections Certificate
  • Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Certificate

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park KS
  • A.A. in Administration of Justice

Kansas Wesleyan University

Salina KS
  • B.A. in Criminal Justice

Labette Community College

Parsons KS
  • A.S. in Criminal Justice
  • A.S. in Criminal Justice - Corrections/Probations & Parole

MidAmerica Nazarene University

Olathe KS
  • B.A. in Criminal Justice

National American University-Overland Park

Overland Park KS
  • A.A.S. in Criminal Justice Online
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice Online

National American University-Wichita

Wichita KS
  • A.A.S. in Criminal Justice Online
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice Online

Neosho County Community College

Ottawa KS
  • A.S. in Criminal Justice

Newman University

Wichita KS
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice

Washburn University

Topeka KS
  • A.A. in Criminal Justice
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice - Security Administration
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice -Corrections

Wichita State University

Wichita KS
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice
  • M.A. in Criminal Justice

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