Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century


Crime prevention is not what it used to be. Today's law enforcement agents are constantly meeting new challenges, from state-of-the-art criminal technologies and media management to the global war on terror. Acquiring a graduate degree to meet and understand these challenges is essential for your professional advancement. Loyola University New Orleans' master's degree in Criminal Justice Administration focuses on honing the skills and knowledge required to succeed, and lead, in today's demanding criminal justice administration environment.

  • Organizational administration
  • Theories of crime prevention
  • Budget planning
  • Professional ethics
  • Media management

The Justice Administration specialization focuses on public law enforcement and covers topics such as organizational structure, leadership effectiveness, fiscal and resource management, personnel training and development, and emerging technologies used in law enforcement. 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.

The online 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. The program 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.

With over 50 years of history, Loyola University'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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