High-Quality, Online Programs Designed for Wisconsin’s Growing Criminal Justice Careers
According to data from the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the number of reported criminal incidents has increased from an average of 34,635 per day in 1975 to 148,000 per day in 2021.1 Wisconsin urgently needs qualified criminal justice professionals to help address this concerning rate of criminal activity. You can become part of the solution with an online criminal justice program from Concordia University, St. Paul.
CSP’s online criminal justice programs offer you a comprehensive overview of police leadership, forensic behavioral health, resilience training, mental health counseling, and trauma-informed care. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recently identified these skills as essential for all health and human services professionals, including those in criminal justice and law enforcement.2
Whether you’d like to advance as a police officer, forensic behavioral analyst, crime scene investigator, mental health counselor, and more, CSP’s online criminal justice programs open doors to leadership roles as you continue the important work you’re already doing. Flexible online coursework incorporates a mix of scenario-based learning, skill-building, and reflection, all delivered with our unique multidisciplinary perspective.
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Online Criminal Justice Programs: Make a Bigger Difference in Wisconsin
Designed by current law enforcement and human services professionals, CSP’s online criminal justice programs give you highly relevant skills that you can apply immediately. We offer a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, master’s programs in criminal justice leadership and human services, plus a graduate certificate in trauma, resilience, and self-care strategies so you can advance no matter where you are on your career path.
B.A. in Criminal Justice
This program engages students through a foundational and theoretical framework that is relevant to the real-world challenges of the criminal justice system.
Graduate Certificate in Trauma, Resilience, and Self-Care Strategies
Designed for those working in human services, this online program helps students expand their skillsets to include strategies and techniques that help victims of trauma of toxic stress exposure.
M.A. in Criminal Justice Leadership
Designed for students of various backgrounds (including law enforcement, military, social service, and corrections), this program enhances professionalism and positions students for leadership opportunities.
M.A. in Human Services
Prepare to work in specialized careers within the human services field and choose an emphasis in forensic behavioral health or one in trauma, resilience, and self-care strategies.
Upgrade Your Career for Wisconsin’s Criminal Justice Landscape
Wisconsin’s crime rate has increased by over 113,365 occurrences per day, which is fueling the demand for well-educated, ethical criminal justice professionals.1 Online criminal justice programs from Concordia University, St. Paul will prepare you to answer the call and enter or advance in a variety of roles, including:
- Child welfare and protection worker
- Correctional caseworker
- Correctional officer supervisor
- Crime scene investigator
- Domestic violence counselor
- Emergency management director
- Forensic behavioral analyst
- Police officer
- Probation officer
- Psychiatric rehabilitation specialist
- Security manager
- Trauma-informed policy advisor
Recognized for Excellent Criminal Justice Career Outcomes
CSP’s online criminal justice programs are backed by national rankings and professional associations. No matter which program you choose, you can trust that your education will boost your career, whether you’re in Wisconsin or across the nation.
- In the 2021 SkillSurvey Career Readiness® rankings, CSP was ranked in the Top 10 “Career Ready” Institutions and Top 10 “Career Ready” Feedback for First-Generation College Students.
- College Choice ranked CSP’s bachelor’s degree among the best online criminal justice programs.3
- CSP’s Trauma, Resilience, and Self-Care Strategies master’s degree emphasis and certificate include specialized, Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)-approved coursework.
- Our Forensic Behavioral Health master’s degree emphasis is approved by the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS).
Learn from Criminal Justice Experts Without Leaving Wisconsin
You’ll have support from expert faculty members at CSP, who will be there to answer your questions and guide you throughout your online criminal justice program. It’s yet another way that the online format mimics the experience of studying on campus.
Wisconsin’s Highest-Paying Criminal Justice Careers
Now is the perfect time to consider furthering your education since Wisconsin is one of the highest-paying states for those with criminal justice careers. For example, police and sheriff’s patrol officers in Wisconsin made an average of $71,590 in 2021, compared to the national average of $64,610.4 The top 10% of police and sheriff’s patrol officers in Wisconsin made over $100,000.4
Here are 2021 annual salaries for other criminal justice careers in Wisconsin:
- Detectives and criminal investigators: $81,8505
- Emergency management directors: $74,6206
- Supervisors of police and detectives: $98,8707