YSU Criminal Justice master’s degree ranked among best in U.S.

Criminal-Justice-Programs-of-2016Value Colleges ranks Youngstown State University’s online master’s degree in Criminal Justice as one of the 50 best in the nation.

The rating is based on U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 rankings, PayScale’s College ROI Report and actual tuition reported on schools’ websites.

“The recent boom in criminal justice careers means a lot of unscrupulous institutions taking advantage of working adults who need credentialing, and it’s the mission of Value Colleges to guide students in the right direction,” said Carrie Sealey-Morris, editor of Value Colleges.

YSU’s online Criminal Justice master’s degree program with management and program planning track focuses on developing the fundamental critical thinking skills used for leadership, organizational evaluation and academic research. The program specifically targets individuals seeking an evidence-based approach to criminal justice management or preparing for graduate study at the doctoral level.