dcsimg

Masters in Criminal Justice Scholarships and Fellowships

Masters in Criminal Justice Scholarships and Fellowships

Much like federal student loans, the scholarships available for graduate degrees are not so numerous but they tend to be higher awards than those made available to undergraduates. In the field of criminal justice there are scholarships and fellowships that have been endowed by professional organizations with an interest in criminal justice or law enforcement. There are also national programs that are underwritten by federal agencies and by corporate interests. Our list of available grants for graduate work in criminal justice represents a sampling of these programs; in many cases corporate scholarships or those offered by large charitable trusts are administered by universities at the local level. For that reason it is always wise to check your school's database for available graduate level scholarships and then see if a criminal justice student can qualify under the grant specifications.

Florida State University has an impressive group of endowed fellowships for the study of criminal justice. The University Fellowship Program provides a stipend of $18,000 to successful new or continuing graduate students in criminal justice. These fellowships also include a tuition waiver. The Delores Auzenne Fellowship is a $5,000 grant to a new or continuing minority student who is enrolled in a graduate criminal justice program. The Leslie Wilson Assistanceship is also a $5,000 fellowship for an African-American graduate student in criminal justice.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a highly respected school operated as one of the City College of New York campuses. The school has a comprehensive program for graduate studies and has several endowed fellowships available to its graduate students. There is one sponsored by the school for outstanding scholarship in the amount of $2,000. There is also an International Graduate Student scholarship available in the same amount. The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship is open to graduate students who have completed a certain number of credits and who intend to be active in some capacity in the legal field. There are several other research grants available to graduate students.

Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE) offers a scholarship program for undergraduate or graduate students. Applicants must have completed at least one year of study and must be enrolled in a criminal justice program or a related discipline such as social sciences, public administration, computer science, finance, linguistic arts or some other academic area relevant to law enforcement. Awards made by this organization are usually $2,500.

American Society of Criminology offers a fellowship program for minority students of any ethnic background who have chosen to enter graduate studies in criminology or criminal justice. This organization is an academic society that focuses on the scholarly side of graduate work in the field: doctoral programs are important to the organization but any student enrolled in a Master of Criminal Justice program is a potential PhD candidate as well. The ASC is also a resource for peer reviewed journals in the field and for a list of graduate programs in criminal justice.

UCLA Graduate Division maintains a database of over five hundred funding opportunities for prospective and current graduate students, students working on a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, and students engaged in postdoctoral research. It's a large resource to try and sort through, but often resources like this one are the only place to find fellowship opportunities that do not have a designated academic discipline but may have a requirement for professional interest that aligns with a degree in criminal justice.

Find more related information:

Schools
Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

    See More

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Showing schools in your area

            Matching School Ads
            MS in Criminal Justice
            • Programs include Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, and more.
            • Advanced degrees in criminal justice help working professionals stay up to date on the latest law enforcement practices.
            • Some programs offer the opportunity for hands-on experience working on real criminal cases.
            • Flexible online and campus-based programs available.
            • Online Courses
            MS in Criminal Justice
            Good for Working Adults

            Take Your Career to the Next Level

            Lewis University is a regionally accredited, not-for-profit university committed to student success. Earn your advanced education conveniently online at Lewis that'll fit your busy lifestyle and help you achieve your professional and personal goals

            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
            Good for Working Adults

            Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

            • Accredited
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Master of Science: Criminal Justice
            •  Ranked one of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
            •  Offers a no-obligation, 3-week trial period where students may determine if the university is right for them before they commit to it.
            •  Strives to be a student’s partner in lifelong learning; committed to helping them achieve their goals.
            •  Serves students of all ages, from first-graders learning to read to professionals seeking postgraduate training.
            •  Provides career-oriented diploma through master’s programs in fields such as healthcare, business, legal and paralegal services, information technology, criminal justice and design.
            Show more [+]
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security
            • Liberty University provides a worldclass education from a christ-centered worldview
            • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels
            • No standardized testing if student meets admission requirements
            • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
            • 95% of Liberty University students receive some form of financial aid
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Master of Public Administration - Criminal Justice

            Anna Maria College is a private, not-for-profit, Catholic liberal arts institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded by the Sisters of Saint Anne in 1946, AMC's programs integrate liberal education and professional preparation that reflect the respect for liberal arts and sciences education grounded in the traditions of the Sisters of Saint Anne—educational innovation, service to others, and access to a quality education for all.

            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Denver - Master of Science - Management: Homeland Security
            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report.
            • Designated as a 2017 Military Friendy School by Victory Media.
            • Listed amongst the Best for Vets Colleges by Military Times 2 years in a row
            • Offers a network of technologically advanced campuses and online degree programs designed to provide a unique higher education.
            • 5 campuses located across Colorado.
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            MS Organizational Leadership - Criminal Justice
            • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
            • As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy.
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Master of Arts in Homeland Security
            Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 
             
            At Keiser University, you will find a warm, friendly community with faculty and staff truly committed to your success.  Our small class sizes, individualized attention, and one-class-at-a-time schedules create a positive learning environment where you can excel.  Whether your goal is to prepare for a new career or to advance with your current employer, Keiser University is designed around your needs. 
             
            Keiser University Advantage
            • Associate, Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degree programs
            • Day, Evening, and Online Classes
            • Financial Aid to Those Who Qualify
            • Job Placement Assistance Available
            • Military-friendly, scholarships for qualified active duty personnel, Veterans, and dependants.  Yellow Ribbon program participant, approved for Veterans training
             
            Programs and delivery format vary by campus. Courses are subject to change.
             
            Keiser University's programs and curriculum remain in-line with technology and workforce trends, helping you develop the skills and qualifications necessary to succeed in today's job market.  Our career-focused programs make it possible for you to graduate in less time than you may think. 
             
            Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university.
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            Online Master of Arts in Health Law and Policy
            • Ranked among the Best National Universities in 2018 by U.S. News & World Report.
            • Designated as a 2018 Military Friendly School by GI Jobs and Victory Media.
            • 13:1 student-faculty ratio, with an average class size of 21.
            • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses