Specialization in Justice Administration


Applications for the MSCJA programs are not being accepted at this time.

Be the one to lead investigations, manage others and call the shots from start to finish.

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.

New Crimes Require New Methods of Policing and Enhanced Skill Sets

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.

Aimed at students pursuing advancement in the public sector or transition to related careers in the private sector, the curriculum covers a broad spectrum of topics specific to effective law enforcement in the 21st century, including:

  • Bureau Pathology
  • Risk Management and Mitigation
  • Surveillance, Intelligence and Privacy Rights Post-9/11
  • Public-Private Security Partnership

Students develop skills applicable to the effective management and administration of a law enforcement agency or a private organization dealing with corporate risk assessment and investigation.

View Curriculum and Course Descriptions

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.

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