Earn a Degree in Criminal Justice, Government or Public Administration

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Online, Evening & Campus Degree Programs

Are you interested in a career in criminal justice, government or public administration or looking to advance in this field? A bachelor's or master's degree from GCU can help you get there. Learn from highly qualified faculty members in both campus and online settings and join a classroom of like-minded students.

Earn a Degree in Criminal Justice, Government or Public Administration

Online, Evening & Campus Degree Programs

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Grand Canyon University's programs offer the flexibility you need to get ahead, providing a quality education to help you thrive in today's complex world.

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Choose from a large selection of bachelor's programs and tailor your social science or justice studies degree to your interests. History, government and sociology are just a few of our many degrees and emphases available to you.

Master's Degree Programs

Advance your career and gain specialized field knowledge with a criminal justice, government or public administration master’s degree. Prepare to implement your degree into your career through gaining relevant skills.

Online Learning

Many working professionals aspire to attain a higher level of education. Grand Canyon University’s (GCU) online degree programs offer the flexibility you need to get ahead, providing a quality education to help you thrive in today's complex business world. Backed by the legacy of our traditional campus, GCU is an accredited university that stands out from other online education institutions. We also create opportunities to develop and reward the broader educational community through educational alliances.

  • Fully Trained Faculty
    Benefit from experienced, full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors committed to your individual growth and success.

  • Flexibility
    Online courses offer flexibility and convenience for working professionals and students with busy schedules.

  • Affordability
    GCU offers a competitive, affordable online tuition rate to encourage higher learning.

  • Connection
    Our online degrees are designed to foster communication and connectivity through discussion boards and projects.

GCU has continually earned regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and its predecessor since 1968.


Grand Canyon University prepares learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders by providing an academically challenging, values-based curriculum from the context of our Christian heritage.

Our Mission

Grand Canyon University is a private Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona. We are dedicated to helping our students change their lives for the better through education. We offer a wide range of programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that you can earn on campus and online. Our dedicated faculty and staff will be with you every step of the way to ensure you reach your goals.

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Best College Major

Government study-related majors are rated as the third-best college major according to The Princeton Review.1