Cal State San Bernardino’s online criminal justice master’s program has been named to’s Top 50 Criminal Justice Degree Programs for 2020, placing at No. 18.
This marks the latest recognition ranking for CSUSB’s online criminal justice master’s program. U.S. News & World Report on Jan. 14 listed it at No. 35 in the nation in the publication’s Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs.

'These recent rankings reflect our criminal justice faculty’s consistent dedication to high-quality curriculum and student success,' said Rafik Mohamed, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, where the criminal justice department is housed. 'I couldn’t be more proud of their work or this recognition.'
“Our Criminal Justice MA Program is consistently ranked among the top programs in the nation; this is a testament to our exceptional faculty, our dedicated students, and the resources and support provided by CSUSB,” said Andrea Schoepfer, chair of the criminal justice department. “I am proud to be part of an institution that values student and faculty success and academic integrity.”
Cal State Long Beach, at No. 28, was the only other California State University to make Intelligent’s list. Nationally in the top 50, CSUSB is in the company of institutions that include Florida State University, Boston University, City University of New York, Michigan State University and Arizona State University.
Intelligent’s comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 156 accredited colleges and universities in the nation. Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and post-graduate employment. 
The 2020 rankings are calculated through a unique scoring system, which includes student engagement, potential return on investment and leading third party evaluations. analyzed 156 schools, on a scale of 0 to 100, with only 50 making it to the final list. The methodology also uses an algorithm that collects and analyzes multiple rankings into one score to easily compare each university.
Students who pursue any one of these programs can expect to gain employment much quicker in comparison to candidates without a degree. In addition to accessibility and cost, the steady job growth in this market is one of the many reasons researched and ranked the Top Criminal Justice Degree Programs. To access the complete ranking, please visit’s Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Degree Programs webpage.
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About the CSUSB Department of Criminal Justice
The Cal State San Bernardino Department of Criminal Justice provides a broad range of courses to provide students with a comprehensive and solid background for entering into criminal justice. The department offers courses examining: 1) law enforcement, 2) corrections, 3) courts, and 4) various aspects of crime including gangs, drugs, white collar crime, and criminal profiling. The curriculum is designed to meet student’s needs irrespective of their career aspirations. Visit the CSUSB Department of Criminal Justice website to learn more.