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Online Masters' in Criminal Justice #8 in the nation
The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice’s online graduate program remains among the top 10 best programs in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Online Programs ranking. The College’s online master’s degree in criminal justice retained its respective spots at No. 8 nationally and No. 6 among public universities. For veterans, the online program checked in at No. 5.
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Three FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty members were recently named among the top 15 influential academics in the field of criminology by AcademicInfluence.com.  Dr. Kevin M. Beaver, Judith Rich Harris Professor of Criminology, was ranked No. 6, Dr. Daniel P. Mears, Mark C.
2020 Best Online Colleges for Value
The College of Criminology & Criminal Justice was recently honored with two top ten rankings for its online bachelor’s degree. The College’s online bachelor’s degree was ranked No. 5 among Best Online Bachelor’s Criminology Degrees and No. 7 among Best Online Bachelor’s Law Enforcement Degrees for value by Guide to Online Schools. 
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The College of Criminology & Criminal Justice was recently honored with top rankings for its online master’s degree program and its campus master’s degree program.
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The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice’s online graduate program is one of the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Online Programs ranking.
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The Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice is the top college in the world for the study of crime, according to the Center for World University Rankings.
2017 Top Online Colleges for Law Enforcement
The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice was ranked in the 2017 Top Online Colleges for Law Enforcement. Among this ranking, the College was listed as the #1 program based on academic strength.
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The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice has been identified as having one of the most affordable online master’s programs in the country according to a recent ranking conducted by Best Master’s Degrees.
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The faculty of the Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice leads the nation in article productivity in top journals. According to a recent article in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education, the College’s faculty ranked No. 1 in productivity, with more articles published in the top-eight peer-reviewed journals than any other criminology or criminal justice program in the country.
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The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice master’s degree in criminal justice studies jumped two spots to No. 5 in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report ranking of online programs. The college attributes the online program’s growing success to a combination of the first-rate faculty with the flexibility of a distance-learning environment.