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Criminal Justice and Legal

If you want to pursue a career in criminal justice, take the first steps with one of Penn Foster's online criminal justice and legal training programs. These affordable programs are all offered online and can be taken at your own pace. From accredited degree programs to career diplomas and certificates, you can find the criminal justice or legal program that is right for you.

AVG SALARY*

$67,290/yr

NUMBER OF JOBS*

813,500

JOB GROWTH*

5%

Our Proven Criminal Justice and Legal Learning Model

Empowering students to reach their professional goals

Flexible

  • Self-paced
  • Online
  • Start anytime

Interactive

  • Digital study guides
  • Dynamic online practice
  • Video and audio content

Supportive

  • Career Services
  • Live support
  • Academic Guidance

Connected

  • Credentialed Instructor Assistance
  • Student Services
  • Student Community

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Resources to help you choose the right criminal justice program for you.

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Which is right for you?

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Career Certificate

  1. Typically takes less than 6 months to complete
  2. Focus on job-specific skills needed for success in certain occupations
  3. For people looking to update their skills or pursue an interest in a field

Career Diploma

  1. Time to complete can vary depending on the program
  2. Provides the skills to prepare an individual to move to a new career path
  3. Help you prepare for industry recognized certifications

Associate Degree

  1. Multi-semester, long form college program
  2. Includes general education courses plus occupation specific curriculum
  3. Helps prepare people for occupations that require a degree

Bachelor's Degree

  1. Multi-semester, long form college program
  2. Includes general education courses plus occupation specific curriculum
  3. Helps prepare people for occupations that require a degree

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Student Success Stories

Penn Foster’s criminal justice and legal training programs help students prepare for the next step in their career path. These programs have helped recent graduates learn at their own pace, find new jobs, and qualify for promotions. Learn more about their experiences and how Penn Foster worked for them.
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Amy S.

Paralegal Career Diploma, 2018

"The advantages of studying at Penn Foster is that I could complete the classes and exams at my own pace. It gave me ample time to thoroughly learn the material."

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Sources:

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. "Police and Detectives." Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accessed June 8, 2021. 

 

Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.