Maryland Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

In a 2015 ranking of the most dangerous states to live, Maryland ranked 8th among the nation, according to a USA Today report. This bodes well for individuals who are interested in working as criminal justice or law enforcement agents in Maryland.

Consider online Criminal Justice programs currently accepting applicants:

MD Criminal Justice Programs

What bodes well for aspiring criminal justice students is that Maryland has 32 colleges or universities that offer criminal justice programs, and these schools offer every degree level possible. Additionally, these schools offer a wide variety of majors, including law enforcement & criminal justice, paralegal, litigation, juvenile justice, Homeland security management, forensic science, security management, police service and more.

Criminal Justice Scholarships in Maryland

Students pursuing degrees in criminal justice may find some assistance through grants and scholarships. Organizations that offer scholarships and financial assistance to criminal justice and law enforcement students include Maryland Troopers Association and Maryland Chiefs of Police Association.

The Maryland Sheriffs’ Association also offers some scholarships for applicants that have completed training and are applying for positions as deputies or correction officers. There are also various national scholarships that may be available to aspiring students. Scholarships may also be offered through the college where the student earns the degree.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

Law enforcement & criminal justice teachers, postsecondary earned an average wage of $59,700 in 2014, according to O*NET, who also predicted these teachers could see employment growth of seven percent from 2012-2022. This wage is higher than the national average for that occupation.

Another occupation in Maryland that had higher-than-average wages was detectives & criminal investigators. This group earned about $98,300, a figure substantially higher than the national average of $79,900. Police & sheriff’s patrol officers earned about $58,500 in 2014 and are predicted to see about 540 annual job postings.

While O*NET did not predict any employment growth for probation officers & correctional treatment specialists for 2012-2022, this occupation can expect about 50 new job postings per year; these professionals earned $54,300, which was also above the national average for that occupation. Overall, employment for individuals working in the field of criminal justice in Maryland is good, particularly in terms of wages.

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in Maryland

Featured online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from Maryland

Campus-based criminal justice schools in Maryland

Allegany College of Maryland
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Cumberland, MD 

Anne Arundel Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Arnold, MD 

Baltimore City Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science


Baltimore, MD 

Bowie State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Bowie, MD 

Carroll Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Westminster, MD 

Cecil College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science


North East, MD 

Chesapeake College
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Police Science


Wye Mills, MD 

College of Southern Maryland
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


La Plata, MD 

Coppin State University
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Baltimore, MD 

Frederick Community College
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Police Science


Frederick, MD 

Frostburg State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Frostburg, MD 

Garrett College
Program Areas: Corrections


McHenry, MD 

Hagerstown Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Hagerstown, MD 

Howard Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Columbia, MD 

Kaplan University-Hagerstown Campus
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Hagerstown, MD 

Montgomery College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Rockville, MD 

Prince George’s Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science Forensic Science and Technology


Largo, MD 

Sojourner-Douglass College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Baltimore, MD 

Stevenson University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism Forensic Science and Technology


Stevenson, MD 

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


Suitland, MD 

TESST College of Technology-Beltsville
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Beltsville, MD 

TESST College of Technology-Towson
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Towson, MD 

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


Baltimore, MD 

Towson University
Program Areas: Forensic Science and Technology


Towson, MD 

University of Baltimore
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism Forensic Science and Technology


Baltimore, MD 

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Princess Anne, MD 

University of Maryland-University College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism Forensic Science and Technology


Adelphi, MD 

Wor-Wic Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Salisbury, MD