Justice Administration M.A.

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Admission Requirements

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.

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Minimum Requirements for Justice Administration M.A.: 30 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the graduate 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 the completion of JUST F690.
Complete a non-research path that consists of 30 credits of coursework; or
Complete a research path that consists of 30 credits of coursework where 6 credits 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 credits JUST electives; or from approved areas: 9
6 credits of JUST F698 (Project); or 6 credits of JUST F699 (Thesis)
Any approved F600-level ANTH, COM, HSEM, JOUR and MBA (or other approved discipline) course; or
F400-level JUST, ANTH, BA, COM, HSEM, JOUR or LEAD electives (up to 6 credits); or
F400-level (up to 6 credits) or graduate-level (up to 9 credits) 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)
Total Credits30