Criminal Justice Programs in Arizona

41 schools in Arizona in our directory with Criminal Justice programs

The crime rate in Arizona may not be as high as in some states but since the U.S. Census Bureau ranks Arizona 16th in the nation in terms of violent crimes, the need for trained criminal justice and law enforcement professionals is always there.

Criminal Justice Schools in Arizona

What bodes well for individuals who aspire to become criminal justice specialists is that there are about 44 accredited college and universities that offer criminal justice programs.

Additionally, these schools offer 44 undergraduate degrees and five graduate degrees. Programs include legal studies, criminal justice, homeland security, crime intelligence analysis and law enforcement training to name just a few.

Scholarship Opportunities for Arizona Residents

Another bonus for Arizona criminal justice students is that there are two scholarships available to criminal justice students through the Arizona Highway Patrol Association. The AHPA scholarship is a scholarship available to students who are dependent children of active, retired or deceased law enforcement professionals who worked in law enforcement for at least five years.

Another scholarship they offer is the AHPA golf scholarship. Some schools, like Northern Arizona University for one, may also offers scholarships for criminal justice students.

Career Opportunities in Arizona

Criminal justice and law enforcement secondary teachers earned wages that ranged from $19,000 to more than $111,000 in 2014, according to an O*NET wage report.

The average amount earned by police and sheriff’s patrol officers was $60,000 in 2014, which was slightly more than the national average for this profession. Detectives and criminal investigators earned average yearly salaries of about $88,900, which was also above the national average. However, the $38,300 earned by Arizona correctional officers and jailers was just slightly below the national average.

Employment Outlook for AZ Workers in CJ/Law

According to a 2014 employment report by O*NET, criminal justice and law enforcement secondary teachers could expect an employment growth of seventeen between 2012 and 2022.

This percentage is higher than the thirteen percent prediction for the rest of the nation. There should also be about ten new job openings per year for these teachers in Arizona.

Detectives and criminal investigators are predicted to see growth of seven percent and 160 new job openings while correctional officers and jailers could experience a thirteen percent growth and more than 500 new job openings annually.

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in Arizona

Featured sponsored campus based and online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from Arizona

BS - Justice Administration, plus many more programs at all levels, online and over 55 different campus locations.

IL, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

MS - Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement, MS - Criminal Justice: Legal Studies, Bachelor's and Master's programs in Counseling and Psychology.

AZ, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Doctorate degrees in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, and Criminal Justice Administration, among others.

Campus-based criminal justice schools Arizona

Anthem College-Phoenix
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Phoenix, AZ 

Argosy University-Phoenix
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Phoenix, AZ 

Argosy University-Phoenix Online Division
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Phoenix, AZ, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Phoenix, AZ 

Arizona State University-Skysong
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Scottsdale, AZ 

Arizona Western College
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Yuma, AZ 

Brookline College-Phoenix
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Phoenix, AZ 

Brookline College-Tempe
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Tempe, AZ 

Brookline College-Tucson
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Tucson, AZ 

Brown Mackie College-Phoenix
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Phoenix, AZ 

Brown Mackie College-Tucson
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Tucson, AZ 

Central Arizona College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Coolidge, AZ 

Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Chandler, AZ 

Cochise College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Douglas, AZ 

Coconino Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Corrections and Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Flagstaff, AZ 

BS - Justice Administration, plus many more programs at all levels, online and over 55 different campus locations.

IL, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

East Valley Institute of Technology
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Mesa, AZ 

Eastern Arizona College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Thatcher, AZ 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott
Program Areas: Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism Forensic Science and Technology


Prescott, AZ 

Estrella Mountain Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Avondale, AZ 

Everest College-Mesa
Program Areas: Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Mesa, AZ 

Everest College-Phoenix
Program Areas: Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Phoenix, AZ 

GateWay Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Phoenix, AZ 

Glendale Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Glendale, AZ 

MS - Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement, MS - Criminal Justice: Legal Studies, Bachelor's and Master's programs in Counseling and Psychology.

AZ, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Grand Canyon University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Phoenix, AZ 

ITT Technical Institute-Phoenix
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Phoenix, AZ 

ITT Technical Institute-Phoenix West
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Phoenix, AZ 

ITT Technical Institute-Tempe
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Tempe, AZ 

ITT Technical Institute-Tucson
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Tucson, AZ 

Kaplan College-Phoenix
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Phoenix, AZ 

Mesa Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Mesa, AZ 

Mohave Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Safety Studies | Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Kingman, AZ 

Doctorate degrees in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, and Criminal Justice Administration, among others.

Ottawa University-Phoenix
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Phoenix, AZ 

Paradise Valley Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Phoenix, AZ 

Phoenix College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Phoenix, AZ 

Pima Community College
Program Areas: Corrections | Corrections Administration | Corrections and Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology | Juvenile Corrections


Tucson, AZ 

Rio Salado College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science


Tempe, AZ 

Scottsdale Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Scottsdale, AZ 

University of Phoenix-Online Campus
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Phoenix, AZ, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

University of Phoenix-Phoenix Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Tempe, AZ 

University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Tucson, AZ 

Yavapai College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Prescott, AZ