Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Justice Administration

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Goals and Course Topics

Lead By Example

The most powerful leadership tool you can have is education. TU’s master of science in criminal justice administration ensures a comprehensive education in justice administration with classes in human resource management, contemporary issues in criminal justice, legal and ethical issues, management practices, policy formulation, and budget and finance. 

Your Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration Program

In the master of science in criminal justice administration program, the first semester will provide the student with perspectives in human resource management, statistical applications and contemporary issues in Criminal Justice. The second semester explores legal and ethical issues, policy formation and analysis and research and analysis. The final semester covers law and management practices, administrative theory and the design and analysis of educational programs and training sessions.

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Practical Education

Tiffin University’s Master of Science (MS) in Criminal Justice, with a concentration in Justice Administration, is an outstanding example of how the real world meets the classroom experience. Not only do our faculty members have professional experience, but so do many of the students. This combination fosters exciting dialogue and a dynamic education filled with connections in the master of science in criminal justice administration program.


Online: Two terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

Transfer Credit Opportunity

For our MS in CJ in Justice Administration prospective students, who have completed the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Certification (CLEE) or Police Executive Leadership College Certification (PELC), may receive up to nine (9) credit hours of transfer credit into this program.


U.S. News and World Report ranked Tiffin University as Ohio’s third-best online master’s degree program in criminal justice.

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Tiffin University’s online Master of Science in Criminal Justice programs are ranked #6 for the 2019 Best Master’s in Criminal Justice Online Programs by SR Education Group.



You can enhance your skillset even more by adding just a few more courses for a second concentration. The MS in Criminal Justice program offers the following second concentrations:

Average degree completion for a full time student
30 Credits
Average degree completion for a part time student
30 Credits

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Professional Fields

  • Police administration
  • Federal law enforcement leadership
  • Corrections agency leadership
  • Private security
  • U.S. Marshal Service

Sample Course

Human Resource & Personnel Management in Criminal Justice Application (JUS532)

Provides a thorough examination and application of the administration and substance of the human resource functions in criminal justice agencies which includes sound principles of personnel management, employment and civil service law, the setting and background for human resource administration, the recruitment of personnel, employment testing methods and issues, the selection process, job analysis and position classification, fair employment practices, promotion, transfer, discharge, performance evaluation, the discipline process, training and education, worker motivation and job satisfaction and wage and salary administration.

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