Criminal Justice Administration Overview

Criminal Justice Administration
  • 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

Justice Administration and Forensic Science Administration are specializations grounded in the basics of criminal justice education - organizational administration, theories of crime prevention, budget planning, professional ethics and media management.

This 36 credit-hour program is designed for busy professionals to complete in 18 months. Students begin with six core courses; then complete the remainder in selected concentrations. All students are required to take the following six core courses:

  • MSCJ 701 Crime and Organizational Theory into Practice
  • MSCJ 702 Crisis Management and Media Relations
  • MSCJ 703 Budget Analysis
  • MSCJ 704 Assessing Organizational Performance
  • MSCJ 705 Applied Data Analysis and Decision-Making
  • MSCJ 706 Ethics and the Administration of Justice

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