Best criminal justice graduate schools in Pennsylvania

Three years after completing their degree, criminal justice master's graduates earn a weighted average salary of $47,894. Our criminal justice rankings cover 113 out of the 197 programs available, accounting for 81.3% of total conferrals. We are unable to include schools for which there are insufficient earnings and/or debt data.

For more information on how we determine the best criminal justice programs, please visit our methodology page.  

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#1 in Pennsylvania | #12 in Criminal Justice nationally

DeSales University

Center Valley, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.28

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $61,120

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $18,616

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $24,287

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.40

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Pennsylvania | #21 in Criminal Justice nationally

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.33

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $51,447

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $8,943

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $20,555

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.40

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Pennsylvania | #35 in Criminal Justice nationally

Waynesburg University

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.45

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $44,357

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,853

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $20,998

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.47

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Pennsylvania | #43 in Criminal Justice nationally

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.48

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $53,163

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $10,659

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $31,780

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.60

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in Pennsylvania | #88 in Criminal Justice nationally

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.78

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $42,020

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $484

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $32,498

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.77

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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California, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Erie, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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