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Study at Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), founded in 1906, offers well over 150 degree programs for both undergraduates and graduates. The University's main 725-acre campus is located in Richmond, Kentucky, and several branch campuses can be found throughout the state. EKU is comprised of five distinct colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business and Technology, Health Sciences, Education, and Justice and Safety. One of the departments within the College of Justice and Safety is the Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies Department, which offers online degree programs targeted for adult learners who require flexibility and convenience in the way courses are delivered.

Points of Distinction
  • Convenience and flexibility of completing coursework online
  • Opportunities to develop job contacts by working on projects with faculty members
  • Financial aid counselors help each student maximize aid sources
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

Course Topics

One of the departments within EKU's College of Justice and Safety is the Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies Department. This department is currently offering the following two degree programs entirely online:
  • Corrections and Juvenile Justice Studies Master's Degree (MS)
  • Corrections and Juvenile Justice Studies Bachelor's Degree (BS)
Courses within these programs focus on such areas as prisons and jails, juvenile justice, community corrections, correctional and juvenile law, correctional Counselling, research, administration, and juvenile corrections.

Eastern Kentucky University Admissions

The application process consists of the following easy steps:
  • Complete the EKU online application
  • Submit official undergraduate transcripts
  • Submit official test scores for the ACT or SAT exams
  • Mail or fax all application materials to the University
Eastern Kentucky University Faculty Quality

The faculty at the College of Justice and Safety is highly respected and internationally recognized. Instructors have expertise not only as teachers, but also as researchers and practitioners.

Eastern Kentucky University Student Enrolment

Students in the corrections and juvenile justice programs come from diverse backgrounds from across the state and the nation. Many of them are presently employed in the field and are seeking advancement within their professions. Others are preparing for initial entry into a career and/or for further studies. EKU itself presently serves more than 16, 000 students.

Eastern Kentucky University Student Life

EKU's online students can take advantage of the efforts of the University's office of Distance Education and Multimedia Services, whose goal is to create a sense of community in the delivery of online services to students. The office provides instructional design, media design and technical assistance to support the development of the online programs. The College of Justice and Safety operates the J and S Student Network, where students can log in and obtain a list of College Alumni who have agreed to serve as mentors.

Programs of Study

(Note:Not all programs are necessarily available at all locations. )

Criminal Justice
  • Security and Loss Prevention Services
Engineering Design
  • Engineering General
  • Fire Protection Other
  • Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
  • Fire Services Administration
  • Security and Protective Services Other
Residency Programs
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Eastern Kentucky University Degrees or Coursework

(Note:Not all degrees and coursework are necessarily available for all programs of study. )

Degrees or Coursework
  • Bachelor
  • Certificate
  • Master
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