Wisconsin Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

Students who are interested in earning a criminal justice degree in Wisconsin can choose from 51 colleges and universities, which also offer 51 undergraduate degrees and four graduate degrees.

Students can choose from a large selection of majors and areas of concentration including cyber crime investigation, criminal justice, forensic science, paralegal, judicial reporting, and law enforcement academy. Several schools also offer online criminal justice programs.

Criminal Justice Scholarships Available in Wisconsin

Wisconsin students pursuing criminal justice degrees may find scholarship opportunities through the Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin Trooper’s Benevolent Foundation, Wisconsin Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge, Wisconsin Electronic Security Association, and the Wisconsin Professional Police Association Scholarship Program.

The University of Wisconsin – Platteville also offers scholarships to eligible criminal justice students.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

Social workers & justices are predicted to see little or no job growth between 2012 and 2022, stated O*NET. However, lawyers and investigators & private detectives should see growths of fifteen and thirteen percent.

Lawyers should see about 290 new job postings each year while jailers & correctional officers and police & patrol officers should see 230 and 390, respectively. See below for 2014 wages, predicted employment growth and national average wages.

  • Lawyers – $83,900 – 15% – $105,900
  • Judges, magistrate judges & magistrates – $79,200 – -1% – $115,100
  • First-line supervisors of police & detectives $73,900 – 3% -$80,900
  • Criminal investigators & detectives – $67,700 – 3% – $79,900
  • Forensic science technicians – $57,100 – 4% – $55,400
  • Police & patrol officers – $55,700 – 3% – $56,800
  • Criminal justice & law enforcement post-secondary teachers – $54,400 – 9% – $57,200
  • Correctional facility specialists & probation officers – $49,400 – 1% – $49,100
  • Fire investigators & inspectors – $47,200 – NA% – $56,100
  • Fish & game wardens $46,200– 5%- $50,900
  • Jailers & correctional officers – $42,100 – 5% – $39,800
  • Investigators & private detectives – $38,000 – 13% – $44,600
  • Social workers, all other – $27,200 – -1% – $59,100

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in Wisconsin

Featured online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from Wisconsin

Associate and Bachelor's programs in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies.

WI, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Campus-based criminal justice schools in Wisconsin

Blackhawk Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Janesville, WI 

Bryant & Stratton College-Bayshore
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Glendale, WI 

Bryant & Stratton College-Milwaukee
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Milwaukee, WI 

Bryant & Stratton College-Wauwatosa
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Wauwatosa, WI 

Carroll University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Waukesha, WI 

Carthage College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Kenosha, WI 

Chippewa Valley Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Eau Claire, WI 

College of Menominee Nation
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Keshena, WI 

Concordia University-Wisconsin
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Mequon, WI 

Edgewood College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Madison, WI 

Fox Valley Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science Forensic Science and Technology


Appleton, WI 

Gateway Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Kenosha, WI 

Globe University-Appleton
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Grand Chute, WI 

Globe University-Eau Claire
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Eau Claire, WI 

Globe University-La Crosse
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Onalaska, WI 

Globe University-Madison East
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Madison, WI 

Associate and Bachelor's programs in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies.

WI, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Herzing University-Brookfield
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Brookfield, WI 

Herzing University-Kenosha
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Kenosha, WI 

Herzing University-Madison
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Madison, WI 

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


Green Bay, WI 

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


Greenfield, WI 

Lakeshore Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Cleveland, WI 

Madison Area Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism


Madison, WI 

Marquette University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Milwaukee, WI 

Mid-State Technical College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science


Wisconsin Rapids, WI 

Milwaukee Area Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Milwaukee, WI 

Moraine Park Technical College
Program Areas: Corrections


Fond du Lac, WI 

Mount Mary University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Milwaukee, WI 

Nicolet Area Technical College
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Police Science


Rhinelander, WI 

Northcentral Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Wausau, WI 

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science


Green Bay, WI 

Rasmussen College-Wisconsin
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Green Bay, WI 

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


West Allis, WI 

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Fennimore, WI 

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


Milwaukee, WI 

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


Milwaukee, WI 

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Eau Claire, WI 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Milwaukee, WI 

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Oshkosh, WI 

University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Kenosha, WI 

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Platteville, WI 

Viterbo University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


La Crosse, WI 

Waukesha County Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Pewaukee, WI 

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Police Science


Shell Lake, WI