Justice Administration Specialization

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration Degree

In the years since 9/11, the scope of law enforcement has greatly expanded. Today law enforcement professionals at all levels of government must deal with the complexities of crime prevention, intelligence and data gathering, resource management, and collaboration with public and private agencies.

In addition, the rapid spread of digital technologies across society has drastically affected how agencies operate. From managing the media to dealing with identify theft and online sex crimes, the law enforcement professional of the public sector and the corporate investigator of the private sector face a complex landscape. These new crimes require new methods of policing and enhanced skills.

The Justice Administration specialization of Loyola University New Orleans' online Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration program is designed to expose students to innovative ideas and state-of-the-art practices in public law enforcement. Aimed at students hoping to advance in the public sector or transition to related careers in the private sector, it covers a broad spectrum of topics specific to effective law enforcement in the 21st century, including:

  • Leadership effectiveness
  • Fiscal and resource management and accountability
  • Surveillance, intelligence, and privacy rights post-9/11
  • New developments in forensic science
  • Inter-agency collaborations
  • Public-private security partnerships
  • Strategic planning
  • Historical development and changes in law enforcement

Find out if the Justice Administration specialization of our Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration program is right for you. Request more information today.

In addition to the core curriculum of the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration, students in the Justice Administration specialization must successfully complete the following courses:

  • MSCJA 811 Survey of Justice Administration
  • MSCJA 812 Bureau Pathology in Justice Administration
  • MSCJA 815 Special Topics in Justice Administration
  • Successful completion of at least one advanced analytics elective course
  • Two elective courses1

1An "elective" course is any course from any specialization that is not a requirement for the student's chosen specialization.