Criminal Justice

Level: Masters
Language: English

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Criminal Justice Major
August 11, 2016
I am currently within two months and a half months from finishing my BA in Criminal Justice from American Military University, apart of the American Public University System and I have truly enjoyed it. I started in the summer of 2010 to finish out my Associates Degree in the Air Force for Criminal Justice, then I went to another online university for my degree, but it was structured under the traditional university model, where they ...

AMU Criminal Justice Masters Degree Program
July 1, 2016
I took 3 Criminal Justice Masters Degree courses and I am thoroughly disappointed with the quality of the academic responses of my peers. I was shocked some of those people made it through their undergraduate studies! I expected the caliber of students and professors to be of a much higher standard. In addition, I was looking forward to challenging subjects or encouragement to explore new information on topics posed in class. My courses felt like ...

Masters Degree At AMU
August 13, 2015
I am currently enrolled with AMU and have finally made it to the final course for my Master's Degree in Criminal Justice. To begin, if you are maybe considering selecting AMU to obtain your Master's Degree in criminal justice, choose wisely. The AMU manual states you can take a final exam over a thesis but once you are signed up to take courses that option is no longer valid. I am not saying the university ...

Masters Degree Criminal Justice Program
December 11, 2014
An excellent experience. Both my Undergrad and Graduate Criminal Justice degrees were earned here at The American Military University where I was free to work at my own pace online with excellent instructors at a very reasonable rate. AMU provides everything you need to earn a legitimate degree which helped me greatly further my professional career. Books are easy to order, instructors have significant real world experience, and the learning platforms are well designed and ...

Remember - its an online degree.
December 6, 2014
I graduated in Nov of 2012, after about 2 1/2 years. As long as you go in realizing this is an online program and will not compare to any in residence program you'll be happy. Students and teachers alike to not take online university as seriously as in residence. Forum participation by many other students was not up to a level I would expect from a masters degree student. I don't mean just grammar and ...

Just starting out
November 21, 2014
Just starting to begin obtaining my BS in Criminal Justice. I read through most of these reviews and have come to the conclusion that a lot of these reviewers probably are not familiar with an online format. It is not the same as attending lectures or on ground classes.You are not going to get that same experience. College is not high school. Professors are not hired to go over the same material 10 times because ...

Positive Referral
July 23, 2014
I have all positive things to say about American Military University. I had started at a different college and it was an absolutely horrible experience, I was referred to AMU by another military member and I am glad that I took his advice. I graduated with a BA in criminal justice in March 2014. I will recommend this outstanding school to any one who is serious about online learning. The staff, professors, and anyone else ...

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Oct. 2, 2012, 4:17 p.m.
+1 vote/
I graduated in 2 years from AMU with a Masters in Criminal Justice. It had been 20 years since I had been in college and quite frankly I was nervous to say the least. I have been a police officer for over 20 years and attended the 11 week FBINA which is for managers from across the world that attend college/ management courses in Quantico, VA. I took 6 Master hours there in anticipation of entering a college for my masters. The only issue I had was AMU only took 3 of my 6 hours. I had an excellent experience at AMU and anyone that says online is easy...has not done their research. I have explained to many after 20 yrs in police work why do I need to sit in classroom and listen to the professor tell me what is in the book...I want to read, research, & listen to others and their viewpoints. I actually miss the research and papers. All professors were great. I was promoted to Chief of Police recently and no doubt have a masters degree assisted me with my career goal. I would recommend AMU to anyone. Thank You again.  
July 14, 2011, 1:04 a.m.
0 votes/
The admissions process could not have been easier.  Their online financial aid and virtual financial aid office are seamless.  It was very easy and they have been in contact with me via email from square one.  I am excited to start my Masters program and from what I have seen, AMU will be a very positive experience.
June 5, 2010, 12:57 a.m.
+1 vote/
To all of you who complain that AMU isn't good enough, I have noticed the same complaints.
1. You received poor grades.   Well, college isn't easy and you do have to read and study. You cannot do the bare requirements and expect A's and B's.
2. Instructors are not qualified.   How do people with 3 credits know who is good or not? An online course requires motivation, independence and creativity. I love people with GEDs say that professors with Ph.d's are no good. They do know more than you.
3. Cost.   I am in a Masters program and when I am finished (May 2011), it will have only cost me about $1500 including books! Are you kidding me? I went to college for my undergraduate degree in the 90's and it was more for 1 semester than what I am paying now, and I am learning. By the way, I am getting Tuition Assistance from the Army.
4. Quality.    Sure, this is not William & Mary, but people who complain about AMU could not get into any decent college elsewhere.

My conclusion... People who are using these excuses to badmouth AMU should spend their time actually studying. They are without doubt, losers.
Jan. 14, 2010, 2:40 p.m.
-1 vote/
I'm just about done with my MA in Criminal Justice and overall have enjoyed my learning experience with the University. With one exception, all of my instructors were knowledgeable and very helpful. The one who wasn't I believe is no longer with the program. If I ran into any issues, I always felt as though if I couldn't resolve it with my professor directly, I was able to go to the Program Director. She has a great open door policy. 

Going to school on-line is like everything else in life - you get out of it what you put into it. Really hoping that they decide to pursue a CJ PhD - if so, I will definitely sign up! is not affiliated with American Military University in any way.