Missouri Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

Missouri has about 66 schools offering criminal justice programs, giving aspiring students the choice of 65 undergraduate degrees and 13 graduate degrees.

With a variety of school types, students can pursue many types of criminal justice careers, including law enforcement, criminology, criminal justice, paralegal studies, corrections, court reporting and more.

Missouri Criminal Justice Scholarships

Students pursuing criminal justice careers in Missouri may receive assistance through grants and scholarships. Missouri State Troopers Association, Missouri Peace Officers Foundation and the American Association of State Troopers all offer scholarship opportunities to eligible students.

Criminal justice or law enforcement students in Missouri may also receive assistance through scholarships like Captain James J. Regan Memorial Scholarship and the Academy of Criminal Justice Services. There are also some national scholarships available as well.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

Criminal justice professionals working in Missouri generally earn wages lower than what is earned by the same professions in other states, according to O*NET.

Missouri criminal justice occupations indicate an interesting trend. While police & sheriff’s patrol officers and correctional officers & jailers are only predicted to see a four percent and three percent job growth, these two professions are projected to see about 430 and 240 new job postings annually.

Listed below are average 2014 wages for criminal just occupations in Missouri, projected employment growth and the wages earned by these same professionals nationwide.

  • Judges, magistrate judges & magistrates – $118,000 – 2% – $115,100
  • First-line supervisors of police & detectives $69,200 – 4% -$80,900
  • Detectives & criminal investigators – $63,100 – 5% – $79,900
  • Criminal justice & law enforcement post-secondary teachers – $57,500 – 11% – $57,200
  • Forensic science technicians – $47,400 – 4% -$55,400
  • Fire inspectors & investigators – $44,600 – 6% – $56,100
  • Private detectives & investigators – $43,400 – 9% – $44,600
  • Police & sheriff’s patrol officers – $43,200 – 4% – $56,800 430
  • Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists – $36,500 – -2% – $49,100
  • Correctional officers & jailers –$29,000 – 3% – $39,800 240

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in Missouri

Featured online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from Missouri

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

IL, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Campus-based criminal justice schools in Missouri

American Business and Technology University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


St Joseph, MO 

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


Fenton, MO 

Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Fayette, MO 

Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Fayette, MO 

College of the Ozarks
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science


Point Lookout, MO 

Colorado Technical University-Kansas City
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism


North Kansas City, MO 

Crowder College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Neosho, MO 

Culver-Stockton College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Canton, MO 

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

IL, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Drury University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Springfield, MO 

East Central College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Union, MO 

Evangel University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Springfield, MO 

Everest College-Kansas City
Program Areas: Corrections Administration


Kansas City, MO 

Grantham University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Kansas City, MO 

Hannibal-LaGrange University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Hannibal, MO 

Harris-Stowe State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Saint Louis, MO 

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


Arnold, MO 

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


Earth City, MO 

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


Kansas City, MO 

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


Hillsboro, MO 

Lindenwood University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Saint Charles, MO 

Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science


Kansas City, MO 

Mineral Area College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Park Hills, MO 

Missouri Baptist University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Saint Louis, MO 

Missouri Southern State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Juvenile Corrections


Joplin, MO 

Missouri State University-Springfield
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Springfield, MO 

Missouri State University-West Plains
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


West Plains, MO 

Missouri Valley College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Marshall, MO 

Missouri Western State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Saint Joseph, MO 

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


Moberly, MO 

National American University-Independence
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Independence, MO 

National American University-Lee’s Summit
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Lee's Summit, MO 

National American University-Weldon Spring
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Weldon Spring, MO 

National American University-Zona Rosa
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Kansas City, MO 

North Central Missouri College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Trenton, MO 

Park University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Parkville, MO 

Rockhurst University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Kansas City, MO 

Saint Louis Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science


Saint Louis, MO 

Saint Louis University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Saint Louis, MO 

Sanford-Brown College-Fenton
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Fenton, MO 

Southeast Missouri State University
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Cape Girardeau, MO 

Southwest Baptist University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Bolivar, MO 

St Charles Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Cottleville, MO 

State Fair Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Sedalia, MO 

Strayer University-Missouri
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Kansas City, MO 

Truman State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Kirksville, MO 

University of Central Missouri
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Warrensburg, MO 

University of Missouri-Kansas City
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Kansas City, MO 

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


Kansas City, MO 

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


Saint Louis, MO 

Vatterott College-St Joseph
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Saint Joseph, MO 

Westminster College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Fulton, MO 

William Woods University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Fulton, MO