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Criminal Justice Administration

Franklin University

14 months
670 USD/credit 18377 USD/year
670 USD/credit 18377 USD/year
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The M.A. in Criminal Justice Administration program at Franklin University arms in-career professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system. Theory-to-practice coursework equips graduates to apply knowledge to solve present-day challenges at the local, state or federal level. 


From harsh sentencing laws and mass incarceration to pill mills and the opioid epidemic, our criminal justice system faces unparalleled challenges that affect broad cross-sections of society. While the need for reform may be obvious, a plan for much-needed change is not.  

Enter a new generation of criminal justice leadership. With Franklin University’s transfer-friendly M.A. in Criminal Justice Administration, graduates will be prepared to apply criminal justice theory to develop effective and sustainable programs. By evaluating critical issues in criminal justice administration and management, forward-thinking professionals will be able to formulate reform plans that are relevant to all participants in the system – citizens, victims, defendants, law enforcement and the courts. For early and mid-career practitioners, a master’s degree can be stepping stone to promotion. For more seasoned professionals, the M.A. in Criminal Justice Administration is a valuable pathway to teaching at the community college level after retirement.  


Franklin University’s master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration equips currently in-field professionals with applicable knowledge that can increase promotion opportunities or employment at the state and federal level. For senior-level professionals earning the master’s degree provides a pathway to teaching after retirement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Effective Administration of Justice
  • Adult and Juvenile Systems of Justice
  • Victimology
  • Grant Writing
  • Public Administration Capstone

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 14 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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We recommend submitting your application at least 6 weeks prior to the term in which you want to start classes.


32 SCH



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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit your online application using an email address that you check regularly.
  • Submit Transcripts
  • Demonstrate English Proficiency
  • Curriculum Vitae

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18377 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 670 USD per credit during 14 months.
  • National

    18377 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 670 USD per credit during 14 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.

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