Ashland University Online Criminal Justice Program


Mark Rubin, Director of Online Criminal Justice

Mark Rubin
Director of Online Criminal Justice

Student Testimonials

 "AU's Criminal Justice program allowed me to grow so much as a student from the first class I was in.  The classes made me think hard about the issues discussed in class. It’s made me who I am now." 
                       - J. Bon, OIU Cadet, Class of 2019

Ashland University | Application for Admission

Complete your Criminal Justice Associate's Degree Online with AU!

Top 10 Online ProgramAs an online student enrolled in the associate's criminal justice program, you'll learn about the policies and practices of the various criminal justice system components.  Ashland’s program in criminal justice provides you an opportunity to be exposed to important concepts in the areas of law enforcement, corrections and the court system from instructors with real-world experience -- all through an interactive, online learning environment. Our courses are 100 percent online with 24/7 access for ultimate flexibility for non-traditional, adult learners. We work to meet your needs and varying schedule! Move ahead in your career without putting your life on hold.

With the need for police officers and detectives increasing seven percent and the need for paralegals increasing 15 percent by 2026 (, now is the right time to take the next step in your criminal justice career!

Why Ashland University?

Ashland University is committed to putting the Accent on U! With our 100 percent online program, you have access to your courses 24 hours, seven days a week, allowing you to do your classwork on your schedule! 

Did you know Ashland University is ranked in the top 200 universities by U.S. News and World Report, and our online criminal justice associate's degree program is ranked in the top 10 online programs by We also have a generous transfer policy. If you already work in the criminal justice field, your professional training may count toward your degree!

Ashland University's criminal justice courses are designed by experts in the fields of criminal behavior, forensic science, law, sociology and more. Furthermore, we sit down with local law enforcement to discover and focus on areas which need more focus in the field of criminal justice. We teach what's important for today's criminal justice professionals to succeed! Courses include:

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Courts and Justice

Ashland University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents to grant associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

  • Seven-week courses
  • No registration fees
  • Degree completion in 60-63 credit hours

The Best Time to Start Earning Your Degree is Today!

Requesting information is easy and only takes a couple seconds. Simply fill out the form and an Ashland University representative will get back to you shortly.

A degree in criminal justice provides an opportunity for better pay, promotions and more career options. You may be closer to a degree than you think! Together, we can build a better future.

Students Studying Online Associate Degree in Criminal Justice