Ranked No. 22 in Criminology
U.S. News & World Report, 2020

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

This is a fully online program. Students complete 30 credit hours of coursework that can be completed in 2 years.

Where can I take classes?
Online (some courses)

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Online

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall:
    • Early deadline: February 15
    • Regular deadline: April 1
    • Late deadline: June 1
  • Spring: Does not admit
  • Summer: Does not admit

Criminal Justice Administration, M.I.S.

The online master’s degree program in criminal justice administration strengthens core leadership abilities and broadens knowledge of the strategies necessary to address rapidly emerging issues in criminal justice systems. The degree combines courses in criminal justice and criminology with principles and practices in public management.

The degree prepares you to:

  • Lead and manage in criminal justice systems in democratic societies.
  • Understand, analyze and synthesize research on crime and criminal justice policy.
  • Think critically to solve problems and make decisions that affect short- and long-term outcomes for the institutions you lead.
  • Articulate and apply a set of ethical principles in the criminal justice system that comports with democratic values and respect for human rights.
  • Communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.

Criminal Justice Administration, M.I.S.

The online master’s degree program in criminal justice administration strengthens core leadership abilities and broadens knowledge of the strategies necessary to address rapidly emerging issues in criminal justice systems. The degree combines courses in criminal justice and criminology with principles and practices in public management.

The degree prepares you to:

  • Lead and manage in criminal justice systems in democratic societies.
  • Understand, analyze and synthesize research on crime and criminal justice policy.
  • Think critically to solve problems and make decisions that affect short- and long-term outcomes for the institutions you lead.
  • Articulate and apply a set of ethical principles in the criminal justice system that comports with democratic values and respect for human rights.
  • Communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.

Ranked No. 22 in Criminology

U.S. News & World Report, 2020

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

This is a fully online program. Students complete 30 credit hours of coursework that can be completed in 2 years.

Where can I take classes?
Online (some courses)

Learn more about the online program

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Online

Application Deadlines
View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall:
    • Early deadline: February 15
    • Regular deadline: April 1
    • Late deadline: June 1
  • Spring: Does not admit
  • Summer: Does not admit

Careers

Career opportunities for graduates of the master’s program in criminal justice administration are numerous, diverse and rewarding. Graduates find employment at the following:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation,
  • Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms,
  • Georgia Bureau of Investigation,
  • Environmental Protection Agency,
  • Secret Service,
  • Local and state law enforcement and correctional agencies,
  • Probation and parole agencies, and
  • Juvenile justice agencies

Program Details

A completed application includes:

  • Submitted Online Application. Online applications must be submitted by the deadline. Paper applications are not available.
  • Application fee: A nonrefundable fee of $50 is required for each application. This fee must be paid online by credit card.
  • Personal Statement: A brief personal essay explaining the applicant’s interest in the program.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems) Academic scores (International applicants only): International applicants are required to submit official TOEFL or IELTS academic scores.
  • Two letters of recommendation: Letters should be submitted through the online application.
  • Upload Transcripts from each post-secondary college/university attended:
    • Upload each transcript to the Academic History section of the online application before submitting your application or upload to your application status page under the Upload Materials section if your application has been submitted.
    • Review requirements for submitting transcripts here.
    • Failure to follow these requirements will delay your application processing.

The M.I.S. in Criminal Justice Administration program produces graduates who will promote the development of well-functioning, forward-thinking and humane justice systems. Graduates will gain a sophisticated understanding of the ways in which law enforcement, judicial and correctional institutions interact with other segments of government and society. They will develop strong leadership skills designed to promote best practices for 21st century democratic societies. These leaders will produce systems that promote public safety by a) preventing and reducing the harmful effects of criminal and delinquent behavior on victims and societies, b) providing victims and defendants with a judicial system that is fair, effective and efficient, and c) establishing correctional systems that protect civil society while also reintegrating offenders back into society. The program has three learning objectives:

  • Increase knowledge of current and emerging criminal justice issues and how to address them.
  • Increase knowledge of how to more effectively and efficiently lead and manage criminal justice institutions.
  • Increase understanding of ethical principles and their application in the criminal justice system.

These learning objectives should contribute to the development of a number of capabilities graduates will gain from the program. At the conclusion of their programs, M.I.S. C.J.A. graduates should be able to:

  • Lead and manage in criminal justice systems in democratic societies.
  • Understand, analyze and synthesize research on crime and criminal justice policy.
  • Think critically to solve problems and make decisions that affect short- and long-term outcomes for the institutions they lead.
  • Articulate and apply a set of ethical principles in the criminal justice system that comports with democratic values and respect for human rights.
  • Communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.

30 credit hours:

27 hours of core courses and 3 hours of capstone course

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Contacts

Criminal Justice
Email: cjmail@gsu.edu
Phone: 404-413-1020

Office Location
55 Park Place NE Ste. 506
Atlanta GA, 30303

Mailing Address:
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3992
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3992

Academic Assistance
Email: AYSEnroll@gsu.edu
Phone: 404-413-0021

Office Location:
AYSPS Office of Academic Assistance
14 Marietta St. NW, Suite G-52
Atlanta, GA 30303

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
14 Marietta St
Atlanta, GA 30303

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