Justice Administration

Prepare for leadership roles in the criminal justice field in this online master’s degree program

UAF’s criminal justice program 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.

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.

Degree Type

  • Master of Arts


  • Online

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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

Online Classes at UAF

At UAF, online courses typically do not have set meeting times but do have weekly deadlines. While there are some standard practices, each course is designed by the instructor to best teach the material. Most courses run the full length of the 16-week semester.