Master of Justice Administration Curriculum Requirements

Degree Awarded

Master of Justice Administration (M.J.A.)


Degree Requirements

The Core

Master of Justice Administration students take eight core courses during the program:

  • MJA 6000: Foundation of Justice Administration (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6100: Criminal Behavior Issues (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6200: Justice Policy, Planning, and Evaluation (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6250: Research Methods (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6260: Data Analysis for Justice Administration (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6300: Legal Issues in Justice Administration (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6450: Ethical Foundations of Justice Administration (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6990: Capstone (4 s.h.)

The Electives

Students choose five elective courses from the following list:

  • MJA 6350: The Budgetary Process and the Justice System (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6400: Organizational Behavior (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6600: Media and Public Relations for Justice Organizations (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6700: Human Resource Development (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6750: Problem-Solving Models for Justice Organizations (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6800: Justice Futures (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6850: Critical Readings in Justice Administration (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6900: Future-Oriented Leadership and Change (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6910: Organizational Leadership (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6950: Special Topics in Justice Administration (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6960: Independent Study in Justice Administration (3 s.h.)

The Capstone Course (MJA 6990)

The MJA Capstone Experience will be tailored to each student. This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to demonstrate, under faculty supervision, the ability to conduct in a problem solving management project as a demonstration of skill in administration techniques.

Round Table Discussions

Throughout the course of each semester, keynote speakers may be brought in for a round table discussion relevant to course topics of study. Round table discussions will be held typically on Saturday evenings during residency weekends.


Certificate Requirements

The following courses (18 s.h.) are required for the Certificate in Criminal Justice Education:

The Core

  • MJA 6000: Foundation of Justice Administration (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6100: Criminal Behavior Issues (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6450: Ethical Foundations of Justice Administration (3 s.h.)

Electives

Students choose three courses (9 s.h.) from the following:

  • MJA 6200: Justice Policy, Planning, and Evaluation (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6250: Research Methods (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6300: Legal Issues in Justice Administration (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6350: The Budgetary Process and the Justice System (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6400: Organizational Behavior (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6600: Media and Public Relations for Justice Organizations (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6700: Human Resource Development (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6750: Problem-Solving Models for Justice Organizations (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6800: Justice Futures (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6850: Critical Readings in Justice Administration (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6900: Future-Oriented Leadership and Change (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6910: Organizational Leadership (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6950: Special Topics in Justice Administration (3 s.h.)
  • MJA 6960: Independent Study in Justice Administration (3 s.h.)