In the beautiful state of New Hampshire, prospective criminal justice employees will find that they are in luck! There are a number of educational and/or training programs available in the state, which upon completion, can make all of their career goals come true.

Of course, in order to take advantage of such programs, you have to first have a clear idea of what you want to do, something that sounds easier than it is, especially in a field as vast as the field of criminal justice. If you’re seriously interested in the career field, however, then you have to take the time to research different jobs in the field and what their requirements are.

Your goal should eventually be a job that you feel that you could honestly and realistically do, and also that you would commit yourself to completing the training and/or education for. Once your goal is set in place, then it’s just a matter of finding the right educational and/or training program for you.

The program should always be offered from a legitimate, accredited institution, and you should spend some time researching and learning more about the institution before making the decision to enroll.

Some programs in New Hampshire, though, are quite well known and are frequent choices made by those hoping to enter into the criminal justice field. Those who are looking for a strictly online educational experience, for example, will often choose Southern New Hampshire University.

This online school has two master’s degree programs, one an MBA and the other an MS, in justice studies. Of course, not everyone is interested in justice studies or ready to get a master’s degree, which is why it’s fortunate that New Hampshire has so many other great options in the field.

Top picks from New Hampshire residents include Franklin Pierce University, located in Rindge, which offers a bachelor’s degree program in general criminal justice, as well as an online certificate in paralegal studies; Granite State College, in concord, which offers a bachelor’s degree program in general criminal justice.

Hesser College, located in Manchester, which has associate’s degree programs in both criminal justice and paralegal studies, as well as a bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice; Nashua Community College, in Nashua, which has an associate’s degree program in paralegal studies; New England College, located in Henniker, which has a bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice, an online master’s degree program in forensic accounting, and a traditional master’s degree program in criminal justice leadership.

Concord’s Community College, in Concord, which has an associate’s degree program in general criminal justice and a certificate program in public safety communications; Plymouth State University, in Plymouth, with bachelor’s degree programs in both general criminal justice and public management; Rivier College, in Nashua, which has a bachelor’s degree program in general criminal justice and a certificate program in homeland security and emergency and disaster management.

White Mountains Community College, located in Berlin, which has two associate’s degree programs, one of arts and the other of science, in general criminal justice, as well as a certificate program in criminal justice.

Of course, if none of these schools or programs sounds like the right fit for you, they are not your only options. There are a great many online schools, not directly affiliated with the state of New Hampshire, that can still offer you a world class education to enable you to secure the job of your dreams. Plus, you can always choose to go out of state for college if you are unable to find the program necessary for your success.