M.A., Justice Administration

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The M.A. in justice administration prepares students for increasingly responsible roles in the management of justice-related agencies and organizations.

Completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
Complete a minimum of 18 graduate UAF credits.
Receive a passing grade on a written comprehensive exam proctored in conjunction with completion of JUST F690.
Complete a non-research path which consists of 30 units of coursework; or
Complete a research path which consists of 30 units of coursework where 6 units are research project or thesis work.
If a student elects to complete a thesis or project, receive a passing grade on an oral defense examination of a thesis or project.
Complete the following:
JUST F605Administration and Management of Criminal Justice Organizations3
JUST F610Ethics in Criminal Justice Management3
JUST F615Justice Program Planning/ Evaluation and Grant Writing3
JUST F620Personnel Management in Criminal Justice3
JUST F625Legal Aspect of Criminal Justice Management3
JUST F640Community/Restorative Justice3
JUST F690Seminar in Critical Issues and Criminal Justice Policy3
Complete 9 units JUST electives; or from approved areas: 9
6 units of JUST F698 (Project); or 6 units of JUST F699 (Thesis)
Any approved 600-level ANTH, COJO, HSEM and MBA (or other approved discipline) course; or
400-level JUST, ANTH, BA, COJO, HSEM or LEAD electives (up to 6 units); or
400-level (up to six units) or graduate-level (up to nine units) credits may be used as substitutes if transferred from the FBI National Academy, Command and General Staff College, Command College, Southern Police Institute or similar programs approved by the American Council on Education (e.g., graduate certificate relevant to justice from another institution)