Oklahoma Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

Oklahoma has 51 criminal justice schools located throughout the state,and they offer 50 undergraduate degrees and seven graduate degrees.

Consider online Criminal Justice programs currently accepting applicants:

These schools offer many certificate programs,associate, bachelor and master degree programs in various areas of study. The schools include colleges, universities and technology centers.

Oklahoma Criminal Justice Scholarships

Scholarships that Oklahoma criminal justice students may be eligible for include the Ron & Cora Lee Children of Law Enforcement Officers Scholarship, Mike Pool Scholarship and the Richard Newcomer Children of Law Enforcement Scholarship Fund.

Criminal justice and law enforcement students may also find scholarship opportunities through the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police; Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and Oklahoma State University; Oklahoma Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association; and the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

Below is a chart of many occupations in the criminal justice field, their 2014 average wages, predicted employment growth for 2012-2022 and the national average wages, as reported by O*NET.

Most Oklahoma occupations saw wages lower than the national average. Some criminal justice occupations in Oklahoma are predicted to experience a good job growth while others are not.

  • Lawyers – $88,100 – 11% – $115,000
  • Forensic science technicians – $63,100 – 11% – $55,400
  • First-line supervisors of police & detectives $62,600 – 16% -$80,900
  • Fire inspectors & investigators – $59,400 – 16% – $56,100
  • Criminal justice & law enforcement post-secondary teachers – $50,300 – 11% – $57,200
  • Detectives & criminal investigators – $49,500 – 7% – $79,900
  • Judges, magistrate judges & magistrates – $48,400 – 3% – $115,100
  • Police & sheriff’s patrol officers – $42,300 – 16% – $56,800
  • Fish & game wardens $42,000 – 3% – $50,900
  • Social workers, all other – $38,700 – 3% – $59,100
  • Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists – $37,700 – 4% – $49,100
  • Correctional officers & jailers –$ 30,700 – 11% – $39,800
  • Private detectives & investigators – $25,100 – 11% – $44,600