SHSU Ranks #1 for CJ Online Graduate Education

Sam Houston State University offers the best online criminal justice program for graduate education in the nation, according to the 2017 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report (USNWR).

The College of Criminal Justice earned the #1 position among 60 universities across the country offering online graduate programs in criminal justice. The ranking is based on student engagement, faculty credentials, student services and technology, admissions selectivity, and peer reputation.

"I am very pleased with our USNWR rankings for our online programs," said Phillip Lyons, Dean of the College of Criminal Justice and Director of the Criminal Justice Center. "Our mission is to improve the practice of criminal justice through research, teaching, and service. Our faculty, who were recently ranked #1 in research productivity, can reach farther and increase our scope of influence through the online medium. I am thrilled that we are doing it so well."

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