Pennsylvania Criminal Justice Programs

Individuals in Pennsylvania who aspire to become part of the criminal justice field can earn degrees from any one of 128 colleges and universities located throughout the state, and they offer 125 undergraduate degrees and two graduate degrees.

Students can choose from forensic science, court reporting, security & investigation, homeland security, criminology, cyber security and paralegal studies to name just a few.

These schools, which include four –year colleges, universities, community colleges and training institutes, offer almost any degree level one could want.

Criminal Justice Scholarships Available in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania students may also find financial help through scholarships like the Ron & Cora Lee Children of Law Enforcement Officers Scholarship, Pennsylvania Post-secondary Educational Gratuity Program or the Battle of the Badges Scholarship Fund.

Organizations like the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association, American Association of State Troopers and the Chartered State Association Youth Scholarship also offer scholarship assistance to criminal justice students.

There are also several national scholarships for criminal justice students.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

Pennsylvania criminal justice specialists earned wages in 2014 that were very close to what the same workers earned in states across the nation with the exception of judges, according to O*NET.

Judges, magistrate judges & magistrates earned $66,100 in 2014 while the national average for these workers was $115,100. Predicted employment growth for 2012-2022 varied by occupation. Probation officers & correctional treatments specialists are predicted to see -2 job growths; however, private detectives & investigators and lawyers could see job growth up to eleven percent.

Some occupations can expect to see many new job postings each year. Police & sheriff’s patrol officers should see about 960 new postings annually; lawyers should see 840; correctional officers & jailers should see 500 and probation officers & correctional specialists should see about 110. These figures also came from O*NET.

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in Pennsylvania

Featured online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from Pennsylvania

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

IL, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Multiple online programs:
AS - Criminal Justice, BS - Criminal Justice, BS - Paralegal Studies

PA, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Campus-based criminal justice schools in Pennsylvania

Alvernia University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Reading, PA 

Arcadia University
Program Areas: Forensic Science and Technology


Glenside, PA 

Berks Career & Technology Center
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Leesport, PA 

Berks Technical Institute
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Wyomissing, PA 

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Bloomsburg, PA 

Bucks County Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Newtown, PA 

Butler County Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Butler, PA 

California University of Pennsylvania
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


California, PA 

Carlow University
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Pittsburgh, PA 

Cedar Crest College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science Forensic Science and Technology


Allentown, PA 

Central Penn College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies | Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Summerdale, PA 

Chatham University
Program Areas: Forensic Science and Technology


Pittsburgh, PA 

Chestnut Hill College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Philadelphia, PA 

Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Clarion, PA 

Community College of Allegheny County
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Pittsburgh, PA 

Community College of Beaver County
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Monaca, PA 

Community College of Philadelphia
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Philadelphia, PA 

Delaware County Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Media, PA 

Delaware Valley College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Doylestown, PA 

DeSales University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Center Valley, PA 

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

IL, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Drexel University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminalistics and Criminal Science Forensic Science and Technology


Philadelphia, PA 

Duquesne University
Program Areas: Forensic Science and Technology


Pittsburgh, PA 

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


East Stroudsburg, PA 

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Edinboro, PA 

Everest Institute-Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh, PA 

Fortis Institute-Erie
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism


Erie, PA 

Fortis Institute-Forty Fort
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Forty Fort, PA 

Gannon University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies | Criminalistics and Criminal Science Juvenile Corrections


Erie, PA 

Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Altoona, PA 

Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Johnstown, PA 

Gwynedd Mercy University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Gwynedd Valley, PA 

Harcum College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Bryn Mawr, PA 

Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Harrisburg, PA 

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Program Areas: Forensic Science and Technology


Harrisburg, PA 

Holy Family University
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Philadelphia, PA 

Immaculata University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Immaculata, PA 

Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
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Indiana, PA 

ITT Technical Institute-Dunmore
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Dunmore, PA 

ITT Technical Institute-Harrisburg
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Harrisburg, PA 

ITT Technical Institute-Levittown
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Levittown, PA 

ITT Technical Institute-Pittsburgh
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Pittsburgh, PA 

ITT Technical Institute-Plymouth Meeting
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Plymouth Meeting, PA 

ITT Technical Institute-Tarentum
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Tarentum, PA 

Kaplan Career Institute-Franklin Mills
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Philadelphia, PA 

Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Harrisburg, PA 

Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Philadelphia, PA 

Kaplan Career Institute-Pittsburgh
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Pittsburgh, PA 

Keystone College
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


La Plume, PA 

King’s College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Wilkes-Barre, PA 

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Kutztown, PA 

La Roche College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Pittsburgh, PA 

La Salle University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Philadelphia, PA 

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


Scranton, PA 

Lancaster County Career and Technology Center
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Willow Street, PA 

Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Lansdale School of Business
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


North Wales, PA 

Lehigh Carbon Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Schnecksville, PA 

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Lincoln University, PA 

Lock Haven University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Lock Haven, PA 

Luzerne County Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Nanticoke, PA 

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Mansfield, PA 

Marywood University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Scranton, PA 

McCann School of Business & Technology
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Pottsville, PA 

Mercyhurst University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Erie, PA 

Mercyhurst University-North East Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


North East, PA 

Messiah College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Mechanicsburg, PA 

Montgomery County Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Blue Bell, PA 

Mount Aloysius College
Program Areas: Corrections | Corrections Administration Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Cresson, PA 

Neumann University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Aston, PA 

Northampton County Area Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Bethlehem, PA 

Peirce College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Philadelphia, PA 

Multiple online programs:
AS - Criminal Justice, BS - Criminal Justice, BS - Paralegal Studies

PA, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Johnstown, PA 

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


University Park, PA 

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Abington, PA 

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Altoona, PA 

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Monaca, PA 

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College
Program Areas: Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Erie, PA 

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Lemont Furnace, PA 

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Middletown, PA 

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


New Kensington, PA 

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Schuylkill Haven, PA 

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Sharon, PA 

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Lehman, PA 

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


University Park, PA 

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Program Areas: Forensic Science and Technology


Philadelphia, PA 

Point Park University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Pittsburgh, PA 

Reading Area Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Reading, PA 

Robert Morris University
Program Areas: Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism


Moon Township, PA 

Rosemont College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Rosemont, PA 

Saint Francis University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Loretto, PA 

Seton Hill University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Greensburg, PA 

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Shippensburg, PA 

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Slippery Rock, PA 

South Hills School of Business & Technology
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


State College, PA 

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


Trevose, PA 

Temple University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Philadelphia, PA 

Thiel College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Greenville, PA 

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


Wayne, PA 

University of Pittsburgh-Bradford
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Bradford, PA 

University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Greensburg, PA 

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Program Areas: Corrections


Pittsburgh, PA 

University of Scranton
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Scranton, PA 

Valley Forge Military College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Wayne, PA 

Villanova University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Villanova, PA 

Waynesburg University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Waynesburg, PA 

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


West Chester, PA 

Westmoreland County Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Youngwood, PA 

Widener University-Main Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Chester, PA 

Wilkes University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Wilkes-Barre, PA 

York College Pennsylvania
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


York, PA 

YTI Career Institute-Altoona
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Altoona, PA 

YTI Career Institute-Capital Region
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Mechanicsburg, PA 

YTI Career Institute-York
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


York, PA