Skilled, ethical leadership in justice and service.

Broaden your perspectives and build management expertise in the criminal justice and social service fields through Mercyhurst University’s online Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration. For more than 35 years, this graduate program has earned a reputation for providing in-depth instruction in governmental management, organizational dynamics, professional ethics and advanced research competency. In this 30-credit graduate program, you’ll grow as an educated, ethical leader with the advanced credentials often needed for work in a supervisory capacity. The focused curriculum includes coursework in criminology, victimology, women and crime, crime prevention, and comparative criminal justice.

Scheduling flexibility and full- and part-time options allow you to earn your master’s without disrupting your career. Coursework is available 100 percent online, which means no matter where you are in the world, you’ll have access to cutting-edge online learning technology and direct connections with experienced instructors.

Fast Facts

  • Our faculty demonstrate a rich tradition of academic excellence through scholarly activities such as authorship of books and journal articles, research for public and private organizations, and involvement with local and national organizations
  • The curriculum includes courses in Organizational and Human Behavior, Organized and White Collar Crime, Politics of Crime, Law and Society, Issues in Juvenile Justice, and Forensic Science, to name a few

  • A four-course, 12-credit graduate certificate in Criminal Justice Administration is also available

  • Faculty and students collaborate on research projects and deliver presentations at state, regional and national conferences

  • Criminal Justice Administration graduates hold positions such as juvenile justice and childcare agency supervisors, correctional institute directors, federal law enforcement officers, counselors, attorneys, and university professors