The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s tuition policy regarding military students ensures that all active duty, guard/reserve, or honorably separated veterans will be charged in-state tuition rates and minimal fees regardless of residence or whether enrolled in traditional or online courses.
Two such online programs include the B.A. and M.S. degrees in criminal justice. Through these two accelerated options, military students can earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree entirely online in as little as 12 months.
“The opportunities the accelerated online criminal justice programs provide are flexible and convenient, and students can take comfort in knowing they are receiving instruction from some of the best scholars in the state,” said Dr. Jeff Walker, chair of the UALR Department of Criminal Justice.
The program is especially beneficial for the sometimes unpredictable schedule of a service member.
“One of the challenges of returning to school for service men and women is the uncertainty of residency – you sometimes have to move on short notice,” said Kathy Oliverio, military ombudsman at UALR. “The fact that UALR offers in-state tuition no matter where you reside is an exceptional benefit for those wishing to further their education.”
In addition to receiving in-state tuition rates, the application fee is waived for military students, and in some instances students can get academic credit for military training.
“We are very excited to be able to offer these incentives to military students. While every military student has different challenges and experiences, these options can help even more students reach their specific educational goals,” said Oliverio.
The online criminal justice programs prepare students for a wide range of career options including cyber security, juvenile justice, law enforcement, and law school.
Highlights of accelerated online criminal justice program
- With new courses starting every nine weeks, a bachelor’s degree is possible within 12-24 months for those with an associate degree, or 18-24 months for those pursuing a master’s degree
- Scholarships, flexible payment and financial aid options
- Option to complete an 18-credit hour security certificate
Academic advisors are available to answers questions students may have about each program. For the B.A. dregree in Criminal Justice, visit ualr.edu/online/criminaljustice or call 1.877.651.3750.
To speak with an advisor for the M.S. degree in Criminal Justice, visit ualr.edu/online/cjgrad or call 1.877.651.3760.
UALR is a designated Military Friendly School – a distinction that lands it in the top tier of institutions with leading opportunities for military service members and spouses. The university provides assistance to military members through support from the UALR Veteran Student Success office.
The university is also a Servicemembers Opportunity College, a consortium of schools that have been selected to provide quality educational opportunities to service men and women.
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