Online Degree Programs Focused on the Corrections Field

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) began its correctional education program in 1975 when it created the Department of Correctional Services.  Through the years the curriculum and courses have changed to reflect the most current issues in the industry.

However, one thing has not changed – EKU has been providing quality educational opportunities targeted for those working in the corrections field for more than 35 years.  These same programs EKU has been offering on campus are now available online.   

Increase your professional skills and knowledge needed to move up the career ladder.

As a professional working in the field of corrections you know it takes certain skills to be successful. Mastering written and oral communication, decision-making and leadership skills, and counseling-related interpersonal skills will help you have an impact on the people you work with; and help you advance in your career.

Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety offers several online degree and continuing education options that are dedicated to helping you make the most out of your career in corrections.

Degree Programs: 

Certificate Programs:

Immediately Apply What You Learn in Class to Your Job
The topics covered in the online Corrections & Juvenile Justice degree programs are directly related to the corrections profession. What you learn in class can immediately impact your daily work responsibilities.  Course topics include:

Convenience, Flexibility and Interaction
As a student, you’ll enjoy maximum flexibility and convenience:

Since you will be working and interacting with other students who also work in corrections you will be able to share experiences and success stories with your peers all across the country. 

If you are ready to use and apply what you learn in your everyday job to your academic studies and join an online program that is recognized, relevant, and user-friendly, then the EKU Online Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies program is for you!

Fill out the form to the right to learn more about how our programs can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

What Our Students Have to Say
The thing that I have found to be most beneficial is that the professors in the program have all worked in the field of corrections for many years.  Many of them are recognized for their achievements in and contributions to corrections and juvenile justice. This allows them to share with me their knowledge and experiences.
--Lani Harris, EKU’s Bachelor’s in Correctional & Juvenile Justice Studies

What's next?

Contact our distance education counselor Amy Eades (Master's) at 859.622.5086 or Jessica Zeitz (Bachelor’s ) at 859.622.8407 or fill out the form to make the first step towards obtaining your degree.

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Eastern Kentucky University is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Eastern Kentucky University.  The Commission on Colleges should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.