Online Student Experience

Your Classroom Is Wherever You Want It to Be

Our online students gain access to all that the Michigan State University (MSU) School of Criminal Justice has to offer. Experience academic rigor, a diverse community of students, faculty and alumni, and the support system to excel ― both as a student and as a working professional.

Our online students gain access to all that the Michigan State University (MSU) School of Criminal Justice has to offer. Experience academic rigor, a diverse community of students, faculty and alumni, and the support system to excel ― both as a student and as a working professional.

Listen to recorded lectures provided by your expert instructors, complete assignments, and take part in discussions with your peers, all from the comfort of home — or anywhere you can carry your laptop.

With easy-to-use technology, rich multimedia and engaged faculty, MSU’s online programs are a great way to learn while maintaining your personal and professional commitments.

Listen to recorded lectures provided by your expert instructors, complete assignments, and take part in discussions with your peers, all from the comfort of home — or anywhere you can carry your laptop.

With easy-to-use technology, rich multimedia and engaged faculty, MSU’s online programs are a great way to learn while maintaining your personal and professional commitments.

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The MSU School of Criminal Justice currently offers two online graduate programs and a graduate certificate to students. Our areas of expertise include law enforcement intelligence, cybersecurity, and emerging crime and justice issues.

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Technology and Support

We offer technology support 24/7 to make sure your learning experience is seamless with MSU. You’ll also have access to MSU’s extensive libraries and electronic resource collections.

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Quick Facts

No. 35

Top Public University
in the Nation

No. 5

Best Online
Criminal Justice
Program for 2021 by
U.S. News & World Report

80+

years of
criminal justice
education at MSU

The Full Online MSU Experience

Whether you’re thinking about taking courses online to maintain your day job, raise a family, or save on commuting costs, you can expect an online education from MSU that’s just as high-quality as those experienced by your on-campus peers.

Online
On Campus

Career-advancing coursework and skill-development opportunities

yes Online
yes On Campus

Access to accomplished faculty who are invested in your success

yes Online
yes On Campus

Collaboration with diverse and dedicated classmates, mentors and alumni

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yes On Campus

A curriculum grounded in the most up-to-date information available

yes Online
yes On Campus

Career support to help you make the most of your degree upon graduation

yes Online
yes On Campus

Online Learning FAQs

As an online student, you have the flexibility to maintain your personal and professional commitments while continuing your education. This format allows you to study when it’s most convenient for you, with uninterrupted access to the digital resources and platforms you need.

Learning online can also save you money on things like transportation, room and board, and other expenses associated with traditional on-campus programs.

Though the coursework is online, you’re still a part of an active community where you’ll build a network of fellow learners and scholars to help you take the next step in your career.

Using our comprehensive digital platform D2L (Desire2Learn), along with video conferencing software, recorded lectures, group discussion forums, and more, you’ll find resources, submit assignments, and interact with professors and other students.

Yes. Depending on your particular course, textbooks, coursepacks or other supplementary materials may be required.