Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

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Gain the administrative knowledge and leadership strategies needed to meet the challenges of the 21st century


Today’s Law Enforcement environment is complex and requires all professionals within the field to have greater foundations of knowledge in risk mitigation, data, intelligence, crime prevention resource management and communication skills for collaboration with counterparts around the globe. Acquiring a graduate degree to meet and understand these challenges is becoming increasingly essential for professional advancement.

A Graduate Criminal Justice Degree Specifically Designed for the Administrative Needs of Public-, Private- Sector Professionals and Corporate Risk Practitioners

Loyola University New Orleans' Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration focuses on core competencies needed to have a better understanding of the administrative strategies to lead a department or team, whether in public law enforcement or a corporate setting. Core topics of focus include:

  • Organizational Performance and Structure
  • Leadership Effectiveness
  • Fiscal Analysis and Resource Management
  • Personnel Training and Development
  • Emerging Technologies Used in Law Enforcement
  • Ethics and Administration of Justice

Specializations That Align With Your Criminal Justice Career

  • Justice Administration
    • Bureau Pathology
    • Risk Management and Mitigation
    • Surveillance, Intelligence and Privacy Rights Post-9/11
    • New Developments in Forensic Science
    • Public-Private Security Partnership
  • The specialization in Justice Administration focuses on public law enforcement and corporate investigation covering topics including: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.

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  • Forensic Science Administration
    • Forensic Operations Management and Administration
    • Legal Communication and Presentation
    • Review of Case Law, Legislation and Proposals that Govern Forensic Science
    • Ethics, Principals and Training in Forensic Science
    • Role of Media
    • Technique and Effective Communication in Expert Testimony
  • The specialization in Forensic Science Administration (FSA) gives you the advanced knowledge and skills needed to direct investigations from the crime scene to the courtroom. In this track, students gain an advanced understanding of operations, management and administration with additional topics of focus including:The Forensic Science Administration specialization hones in on ways to help professionals disseminate their science to any audience, pushes them to effectively communicate on the witness stand, and aids in developing the skills necessary to bridge the gap of understanding between scientists and laypersons, judges and lawyers.

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A Degree of Confidence from One of the Oldest Criminal Justice Programs in the South

With over 50 years of history, Loyola’s Criminal Justice program is a well-established presence in the field, with a faculty of experienced professionals who bring breadth and depth to their teaching. Online is the key—you can earn your advanced degree from a highly respected university while you work. Course schedules are flexible and students benefit from each other's diverse experience and perspectives. The result is a flexible, cross-disciplinary approach to education that's uniquely suited to prepare working students to take the next step in their careers.

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