New York Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

If the idea of working as a law enforcement agent in the “Big Apple” appeals to you, there are many academic options available to you.

Consider online Criminal Justice programs currently accepting applicants:

NY Criminal Justice Programs

New York has 104 schools that offer criminal justice training programs in the way of 101 undergraduate degrees and four graduate degrees.

Among community colleges, training institutes, universities and four-year colleges, students can choose from various areas of study whether their interests are criminal justice, law enforcement, paralegal studies or homeland security.

Criminal Justice Scholarships

Criminal justice students can also get financial help through scholarships. Scholarship opportunities may come through the O’Grady-Brown Scholarship Fund, American Police Hall of Fame Educational Scholarship Fund, NYS Memorial Scholarship, American Association of State Troopers and Memorial Scholarships for Families of Deceased Police Officers.

Students may also get national scholarships, such as the Youth Scholarship Program, Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc., and STRIVE, that can benefit criminal justice students in New York as well as any scholarships the college may offer.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

Below is a list of the most common criminal justice professions in New York as well as the average annual 2014 wage, predicted employment growth for 2012-2022 and the national average wage for that profession as reported by O*NET.

  • Judges, magistrate judges & magistrates – $137,700 – 0% – $115,100
  • Lawyers – $135,800 – 8% – $115,000
  • First-line supervisors of police & detectives $105,400 – 1% -$80,900
  • Detectives & criminal investigators – $91,400 – 0% – $79,900
  • Police & sheriff’s patrol officers – $78,900 – 2% – $56,800
  • Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists – $66,800 – -4% – $49,100
  • Correctional officers & jailers –$ 63,600- -1% – $39,800
  • Forensic science technicians – $62,100 – 1% -$55,400
  • Criminal justice & law enforcement postsecondary teachers – $60,000 – 15% – $57,200
  • Social workers, all other – $58,800 – 4% – $59,100
  • Fire inspectors & investigators – $57,300 – NA% – $56,100
  • Private detectives & investigators – $50,400 – 14% – $44,600