M.A., Justice Administration
The M.A. in justice administration prepares students for increasingly responsible roles in the management of justice-related agencies and organizations.
Applications are reviewed on a continual basis.
Complete the following admission requirements:
- Completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
- Students with a GPA above 2.75 will be required to submit a score from the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Exam.
- Any students with a GPA lower than 2.75 will be required to submit scores from the GRE.
Minimum Requirements for Justice Administration M.A.: 30 credits
|General University Requirements|
|Complete the general university requirements.|
|Master’s Degree Requirements|
|Complete the master’s degree requirements.|
|Justice Administration Program 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 F605||Administration and Management of Criminal Justice Organizations||3|
|JUST F610||Ethics in Criminal Justice Management||3|
|JUST F615||Justice Program Planning/ Evaluation and Grant Writing||3|
|JUST F620||Personnel Management in Criminal Justice||3|
|JUST F625||Legal Aspect of Criminal Justice Management||3|
|JUST F640||Community/Restorative Justice||3|
|JUST F690||Seminar in Critical Issues and Criminal Justice Policy||3|
|Complete 9 units JUST electives; or from approved areas:||9|
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)