Justice Administration

Western Connecticut State University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
26476 USD/year
26476 USD/year
13252 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Science (M.S.) in Justice Administration program at Western Connecticut State University is designed to meet the needs of both practicing justice professionals and other graduate students preparing to enter this field. Most students attend this program on a part-time basis, although some pursue this degree full-time.


The programme

This Justice Administration program at Western Connecticut State University prepares students for management and leadership positions in criminal justice and allied fields. In addition, the program:

  • provides preservice skills and practical experience required for placement in professional positions.
  • provides in-service foundation courses in management required for career advancement within public organizations.
  • educates students in financial/budgetary processes, quantitative methods, institutional analysis, public management, political advocacy, and leadership within the criminal justice domain.
  • offers an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to be theoretically sound, as well as skills-based, to enhance the student’s accountability, responsiveness, and ability to analyze policy problems within the field.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Managing Public Organizations
  • Public Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Legal Issues in Public Administration
  • Research in Public Administration
  • Policy Analysis in Justice Administration
  • Seminar in Law Enforcement Administration
  • Special Issues in Judicial and Correctional Administration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission to the M.S. in Justice Administration program requires submission of the following materials:

  • graduate admission application form and fee

  • official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate courses and degrees
  • an entrance examination score from one of the following: Miller Analogies Test (MAT); Graduate Record Examination (GRE); Law School Admission Test (LSAT); Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
  • two letters of recommendation
  • current resume or curriculum vitae
  • interview with program coordinator

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13238 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    26476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13238 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    13252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6626 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Fresh content

Updated in the last 6 months

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Justice Administration
Western Connecticut State University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!