Nevada Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

According to a 2015 USA Today report, Nevada is the 3rd-most dangerous state in which to live due to the crime rate. This indicates that the state is in need of qualified criminal justice and law enforcement personnel.

Consider online Criminal Justice programs currently accepting applicants:

Criminal Justice Programs in Nevada

Students who would like to work in Nevada as criminal justice specialists can earn a degree from one of the 13 schools in Nevada that offers criminal justice programs. These schools offer 13 undergraduate degrees and three graduate degrees as well as various areas of study. Some programs are also offered online.

Criminal Justice Scholarships

Students pursuing criminal justice careers may be eligible for scholarships from the American Association of State Troopers, Jay Hahn Law Enforcement Scholarship, and the Youth Scholarship Program.

The University of Nevada – Reno also offers several criminal justice memorial scholarships.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

Wages for criminal justice workers in Nevada are very good. In fact, the wages for almost all the criminal justice professions are well above the national average. Below are the 2014 average wages for some of the most common criminal justice occupations, the job growth predication for 2012-2022 and the national average wage for these workers, as reported by O*NET.

  • Judges, magistrate judges & magistrates – $166,300 – 5% – $115,100
  • Lawyers – $105,400 – 11% – $115,000
  • First-line supervisors of police & detectives $100,500 – 5% -$80,900
  • Detectives & criminal investigators – $79,900 – 7% – $79,900
  • Social workers, all other – $71,800 – 3% – $59,100
  • Fire inspectors & investigators – $69,400 – 8% – $56,100
  • Forensic science technicians – $69,000 – 6% -$55,400
  • Police & sheriff’s patrol officers – $68,700 – 5% – $56,800
  • Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists – $59,300 – 1% – $49,100
  • Fish & game wardens –$56,700 – NA – $50,900
  • Correctional officers & jailers –$49,100 – 6% – $39,800
  • Private detectives & investigators – $46,400 – 7% – $44,600

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in Nevada

Featured online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from Nevada

Campus-based criminal justice schools in Nevada

College of Southern Nevada
Program Areas: Corrections Administration Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism Juvenile Corrections


Las Vegas, NV 

Everest College-Henderson


Henderson, NV 

Great Basin College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Elko, NV 

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


Henderson, NV 

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


North Las Vegas, NV 

Kaplan College-Las Vegas
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Las Vegas, NV 

Nevada State College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Henderson, NV 

Truckee Meadows Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Reno, NV 

University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Las Vegas, NV 

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


Las Vegas, NV 

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


Reno, NV 

Western Nevada College
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Carson City, NV