JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION – ONLINE MASTER DEGREE PROGRAM

JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION – ONLINE MASTER DEGREE PROGRAM

Prepare for leadership roles in the criminal justice field in this online master’s degree program that was ranked among the “Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs” in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The online master’s in justice administration at UAF examines how the criminal justice system is structured and managed, offering graduates diverse career pathways in high-demand fields. Projects are centered around real-life issues that students are confronting in the workplace.

Who Is the Online Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration Designed For?

This program is a great option if you’re looking to broaden your range of professional opportunities in fields such as law enforcement, or interested in careers in criminal justice management that do not involve working directly with criminals or victims of crimes. Our online justice program is ideal for criminal justice professionals, military and other adult learners across the nation who are looking for high-quality remote study options.

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Why Earn Your Online Master’s Degree in Justice Administration at UAF?

  • Learn from faculty who specialize in law, law enforcement, personnel management and counseling of offenders, including a former Alaska Magistrate and police chief.
  • Gain knowledge, training and insights that will be immediately applicable to your job.
  • Earn your master’s in criminal justice online in one of the top ranked programs of its kind in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Online justice administration degree example projects

Assignments in the justice administration program are tailored to each course and what’s currently going on in the field. Example projects include:

  • Practicing how you would react to budget increases or shortfalls as the manager of a criminal justice agency
  • Exploring the pros and cons of prison privatization, or best practices for bringing offenders into police custody
  • Developing and submitting grant proposals to obtain funding for your agency

Experience online learning at UAF

UAF offers one of the best online criminal justice programs in the nation. Like all of our online programs, the master’s in justice administration is available for in-state tuition no matter where you live. You’ll also benefit from an online learning experience that is both personal and engaging, led by top faculty members who are here to answer your questions and help you succeed.

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Cost breakdown for the online master’s degree in justice administration

The estimated cost of the online master’s in criminal justice administration based on current rates is $17,825.

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The course material is current and most was immediately applicable in my day-to-day job functions. If you are looking for a high-quality program that is challenging and extremely relevant for the supervisor or aspiring supervisor in the criminal justice field, I would highly recommend UAF.

– Mike Washburn, Police Chief of the City of Indio, California


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Master’s in Criminal Justice Salary

While salaries can vary significantly based on where you live and your level of professional experience, here are national averages for several jobs in criminal justice administration to use as a guide:

  • Emergency management directors: $91,374
  • Compliance managers: $80,398
  • First-line supervisors of police and detectives: $110,447

Master’s in Criminal Justice Jobs

Criminal justice is a diverse field that includes some of today’s fastest growing careers. Whether you’re looking to advance in your current job or embark on a new career, the criminal justice master’s online degree at UAF will prepare you to lead. These are just a few examples of the types of criminal justice jobs our graduates pursue:

  • Police Officer
  • Evidence Technician
  • Sheriff
  • Detective
  • U.S. Marshal
  • Crime Analyst
  • Crime-Scene/Forensic Investigator
  • Evidence Technician

Explore more master’s in criminal justice jobs and salary information with the University of Alaska Career Coach.

Explore Classes for the Online Degree in Justice Administration

UAF’s criminal justice master’s online program curriculum covers topics such as personnel management in criminal justice, community and restorative justice, justice program planning and legal aspects of criminal justice management. The program also allows you to choose elective courses based on your specific goals and interests and includes a research project or thesis.

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