Florida State University offers Grad School Hub's top-ranked online graduate program in criminal justice. The university's Master's of Criminal Justice can be completed entirely online. It prepares students to advance to leadership positions in their criminal justice workplace, to teach criminal justice courses at Florida community colleges, and for post-law enforcement careers. It requires 36 graduate credit hours of study. The core curriculum includes courses in Applied Statistics in Criminology, Computer Applications in Criminal Justice, and Research Methods in Criminology. Elective offerings include Police & Society; Race, Ethnicity, Crime & Social Justice; and Victimology. Students who take two courses per semester can expect to complete the program in two years.
FSU is a public state sea-grant and space-grant research university. It was established in 1851 by the Florida state legislature. Located in Tallahassee, it is a senior member of the State University System of Florida. The Carnegie Foundation classifies FSU as a research university with a very high level of research activity. Faculty members within the university's College of Criminology and Criminal Justice lead the nation in academic and juvenile delinquency research funding. They also conduct significant research on fear and crime, self-control and crime, and gun control. U.S. News & World Reportranks FSU No. 6 nationally in Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs.