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Thank you for your interest in the Master of Justice Administration program. We look forward to answering any questions you may have.

Please feel free to contact us at or at 800-488-7110, ext. 7268.

Admissions Criteria

It is anticipated that applicants to the MJA program will meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution in criminal justice or related discipline with an overall GPA of 3.00
  • Currently working in the criminal justice system or related area OR have significant prior work experience in the criminal justice system or related area
  • Demonstrated competencies (college credit or passing grades on CLEP exams) in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Statistics and Quantitative Analysis, Research Methods, and Computer Applications
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: one letter must be from a current superior, supporting the application, from the applicant's workplace; and two from college professors. If these academic references are not available, individuals who can speak to the applicant's ability to complete graduate work will suffice.
  • Statement of Purpose

The indicated profile is a guideline as each completed application will be evaluated on and individual basis. However, the program is rigorous, and the strongest applicants will be accepted. Applicants not meeting the above criteria may be considered for admission into the program on a probationary basis. If a student is admitted on a probationary basis, they may take up to 6 credit hours (two classes) and must earn a grade of B or better in each class to obtain fully admitted status.

The Master of Justice Administration program curriculum is set for Fall and Spring admissions. The application deadline for Fall and Spring Admissions is June 15 and October 15 respectively (including all supporting materials) to assure full consideration for admission.


Each prospective student must complete all appropriate parts of the application package. This program package can be obtained by contacting us at or by calling 800.488.7110, ext. 7268. The application forms alone can be obtained by clicking on APPLICATION in the menu bar to the left.