Justice Administration M.A.

< Back to Department

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

< Back to Department

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.

< Back to Department


Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.

  • This roadmap should be used in conjunction with regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor or mentor each semester.
  • Some courses and milestones must be completed in the semester listed to ensure timely graduation.
  • Transfer credit may change the roadmap.
  • Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.
  • Courses with (*) are recommended.
First Year
JUST F605203JUST F615203
JUST F610203JUST F620203
Program Elective3JUST F625203
 9 9
Second Year
JUST F640203Program Elective3
JUST F690203Program Elective3
 6 6
Total Credits 30

Footnote Definitions

General Education Requirements Degree Requirements Program & Other Requirements
1--Communication 8--Alaska Native-themed 20--Program Requirement
2--Arts 9--Communication 21--Capstone Requirement
3--Humanities 10--Computation 22--Concentration Course
4--Social Sciences 11--Ethics 23--General Elective
5--Additional Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences 12--Humanities 24--Minor Course
6--Mathematics 13--Human Relations 25--Upper Division
7--Natural Sciences 14--Humanities or Social Sciences 26--Program Elective
15--Library & Information Research
17--Natural Sciences
19--Social Sciences

< Back to Department

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes are measurable statements that describe knowledge or skills achieved by students upon completion of the program.

Students graduating from this program will be able to:

  • Be prepared to assume leading roles in the administration and management of justice agencies
  • Engage with faculty and fellow students to develop and evidence strong oral communication skills appropriate for criminal justice agencies
  • Be educated for employment and advancement in criminal justice professions