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UNG's online master's degree in criminal justice ranked most affordable

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UNG offers a 36-semester-hour Master of Science with a major in criminal justice (MSCJ) degree designed for practitioners already in the field or in military service, and others who are seeking to improve their credentials and knowledge base for professional advancement.

The University of North Georgia's (UNG) online master's degree in criminal justice was ranked second for affordability by SR Education Group.

UNG, along with first-ranked William Carey University and third-ranked Jacksonville State University, all offer Master of Science in criminal justice degrees for less than $6,000 annually.

"We are proud of this national recognition. Not only do we pride ourselves on delivering a program high in academic quality but we are also committed to offering convenient, affordable options to our students," said Dr. Jennifer Allen, head of the department of criminal justice at UNG at the time of the ranking.

UNG offers a 36-semester-hour Master of Science with a major in criminal justice (MSCJ) degree designed for practitioners already in the field or in military service, and others who are seeking to improve their credentials and knowledge base for professional advancement. The program facilitates an academic understanding between political and social systems and criminal behavior.

The criminal justice program also offers a broad-based, social science curriculum reflecting the academic emphasis of the discipline and focusing on the complexities of human behavior. 

UNG's online programs include a total of six master's degrees, six graduate certificates, and two doctoral programs.

Some required courses for the MSCJ include criminal justice theory, criminal justice policy and research methodology; electives include legal liabilities of criminal justice, homeland security, national security policy of the United States, and international security issues.

SR Education Group collected program data including available degrees, tuition rates, and details about program coursework from official school websites, reflecting data for the 2016-17 school year. Acceptance rates, programmatic accreditation, and profit status of schools were collected from official websites of the accreditation agencies or from the National Center for Education Statistics

College Values Online also ranked UNG 20th in affordability.

For additional program information about the master's in criminal justice, visit the UNG criminal justice home page.

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