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State among top online criminology, ed leadership programs

April 11, 2017

Indiana State University is among the best -- and most affordable -- online master's degree programs in criminology and educational leadership programs for 2017.

The Best Master's Degrees ranked State sixth out of 231 online programs for a Master's of Educational Leadership and sixth out of 145 schools for a graduate degree in criminology.

"As a public institution, Indiana State University has worked tirelessly to keep our programs affordable without sacrificing academic quality," said Ken Brauchle, dean of extended learning at State. "All of our online degree programs are taught by the same faculty as our on-campus classes and offer the same high-touch student support services. We are very proud of the educational value we provide to our online students."

Starting with a pool of schools from the National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator, The Best Master's Degrees narrowed their search by comparing rankings from major publications like Forbes magazine, The Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report. The most affordable of these recognized institutions were then ranked.

"It is an honor to be recognized as one of the best online criminology programs in the country," said DeVere Woods, chair of and professor in the criminology and criminal justice department at Indiana State. "It represents the hard work and successful efforts of the faculty members and university staff to provide a quality education at a reasonable cost. We work every day to prepare students for successful careers in public service."

Indiana State's accredited online criminal justice master's degree is a 36-credit hour program designed for those who seek advanced positions in criminal justice or plan to attend law school.

The online master's degree in educational administration from Indiana State is a 33 credit-hour program designed to prepare individuals for administration and supervision roles within private and public institutions.

Indiana State Online offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs that can be completed entirely online or with minimal on-campus visits. Also available are a variety of online minors, doctoral and specialist programs and certificates and licensures to those requiring additional education and training in their degree programs.

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