UC Irvine’s online program for a Master of Advanced Study degree in criminology, law & society has been named the top online graduate criminal justice program in the country by U.S. News & World Report. This is the first year the publication has ranked online criminal justice programs, and UCI’s excelled in faculty credentials, admissions selectivity and student engagement. Founded in 2002 for full-time workers seeking to further their education, it was the first online degree program in the University of California system. Currently, 120 people with backgrounds in criminal justice, law and social services are enrolled. Since the program began, 256 students have earned M.A.S. degrees, with another 65 set to graduate in June. Teresa Dalton, social ecology lecturer, and George Tita, professor of criminology, law & society, co-direct the program.