Justice Administration

Online Master's Degree Program

Open the door to new career opportunities in criminal justice with a master’s in justice administration at UAF. In this program, you’ll examine the structure and administration of the criminal justice system, and get training to take on leadership roles in justice-related agencies and organizations.

The degree in justice administration is offered online and is ideal for criminal justice professionals, military and other adult learners looking for flexible study options. Our Justice Department was recently voted as one of the "Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs" in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, and our graduate program was ranked in the top 1% of the 1,200 programs surveyed. 


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Why Study Criminal Justice Administration at UAF?

Criminal justice is a diverse field that includes some of today’s fastest growing careers. Here are some of the unique opportunities you can look forward to when you major in criminal justice administration at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

  • 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.


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Online criminal justice degree example projects

Assignments in the justice administration program are tailored to each course and what’s currently going on in the field. Example projects include:

  • Practicing how you would react to budget increases or shortfalls as the manager of a criminal justice agency
  • Exploring the pros and cons of prison privatization, or best practices for bringing offenders into police custody
  • Developing and submitting grant proposals to obtain funding for your agency

Experience online learning at UAF

UAF offers one of the best online criminal justice programs in the nation. Like all of our online programs, the master’s in justice administration is available for in-state tuition no matter where you live. You’ll also benefit from an online learning experience that is both personal and engaging, led by top faculty members who are here to answer your questions and help you succeed.

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Cost breakdown for the online master’s degree in justice administration

The estimated cost of the online master’s in criminal justice administration based on current rates is $18,725.

See what your dollars go toward on the UAF eCampus Tuition and Fees page.

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What Can You Do With a Master’s Criminal Justice Administration?

Earning your master’s in criminal justice administration will open the door to career advancement and leadership opportunities in growing fields such as law enforcement and corrections. In addition to giving you an advantage in a competitive job market, a master’s degree will also help to boost your earning potential.



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