Master of Arts in Administration of Justice


The M.A. in Administration of Justice has been designed as a web-based degree program to accommodate the needs of Justice professionals for whom a two year leave of absence from their profession is not feasible. Since relocation to the Fairbanks area is not necessary, the M.A. degree program has attracted justice professionals from throughout the country who have found the flexibility of a web-based format useful.

The Justice discipline examines theoretical and applied concepts, and the M.A. in Administration of Justice reflects that dichotomy. Consequently, students explore theoretical models associated with different aspects of the criminal justice system, but also study the structure and administration of the criminal justice system.

     Currently accepting applications for Fall 2014! 

                             Deadline: 04/15/14.

Master's Course Descriptions

JUST F605 Administration and Management of Criminal Justice Organizations

3 Credits     Offered Fall
A comprehensive overview of management and administration of criminal justice agencies with an emphasis on organizational behavior. Included is the study of management theories, leadership roles, and the development of human resources within the organizational context. This course will be oOffered over the Internet. Note: offered over the Internet . Prerequisites: Admission to the M.A. degree program in Justice. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area . (3+0+6)

JUST F610 Ethics in Criminal Justice Management

3 Credits     Offered as Demand Warrants
Confronting ethical situations that may arise in the management of criminal justice organizations. Examination of the ethical and moral foundations of our current criminal justice system to help make decisions in keeping with the goals of justice. Note: offered via the Internet . Prerequisites: Admission to the M.A. degree program in Justice. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area . (3+0+6)

JUST F615 Justice Program Planning/ Evaluation and Grant Writing

3 Credits
Offered SpringProgram planning and evaluation. Includes grant proposal writing with emphasis on federal sources of grant funding. Note: offered via the Internet . Prerequisites: Admission to M.A. in Justice program. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area . (3+0+6)

JUST F620 Personnel Management in Criminal Justice

3 Credits     Offered as Demand Warrants
Foundation for effective management of personnel in criminal justice by supervisors. Includes recruiting, selection, training, on-site supervision, termination and replacement of subordinates. Offered via the Internet. Offered via the Internet . Prerequisites: Admission to M.A. in Justice program. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. degree in relevant area . (3+0+6)

JUST F625 Legal Aspect of Criminal Justice Management

3 Credits     Offered Spring
A basic understanding of legal issues faced by criminal justice managers and administrators. Included is a study of the legal considerations surrounding recruitment and hiring practices, sexual harassment, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. The course will be offered over the Internet. Note: offered over the Internet . Prerequisites: Admissions to the M.A. in Justice program. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area . (3+0+6)

JUST F630 Media Relations and Public Relations

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants
Understanding the role of the media in modern society and how to effectively represent an organization to the media. Includes First Amendment and Freedom of Information Act case law and administrative decisions involving the broadcast media. The primary focus is upon preparing justice administrators to effectively meet their legal obligations with regard to dissemination of information to the media and the public. Note: Offered over the Internet . Prerequisites: Admission to M.A. in Justice program. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area . (3+0+6)

JUST F640 Community/Restorative Justice

3 Credits     Offered Fall
Using community resources to address public safety concerns. Includes recent developments and an emerging awareness that public safety solutions can be achieved efficiently by cooperative efforts between justice agencies and community resources. Note: offered over the Internet . Prerequisites: Admission to M.A. in Justice program. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area . (3+0+6)

JUST F650 Analysis Techniques for the Criminal Justice Administrator

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants
Common techniques used to analyze numerical data commonly found occurring in small to large agencies. Emphasis on issues of data quality such as reliability and validity, methods of graphical presentation, inferential techniques, forecasting models, sampling techniques and computer analysis programs such as Statistical Programs for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Note: Web-based course with contact over Discussion Board and e-mail. Prerequisites: JUST F605; and admission to M.A. in Justice program. (3+0)

JUST F670 Seminar in the Administration of Juvenile Justice

3 Credits     Offered Spring
Legal and administrative aspects of the juvenile justice system. Emphasis will be placed on developing an applied knowledge regarding the administration of juvenile justice within the legal framework. Includes hypothetical situations in an effort to enhance the ability to apply theoretical concepts to real life situations. Offered via the Internet. Prerequisites: JUST F605; admission to M.A. in Justice program. (3+0+6)

JUST F690 Seminar in Critical Issues and Criminal Justice Policy

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants
This seminar will be the only course actually requiring a student to attend on the UAF Campus. The Seminar will last for one week and the student will be required to attend sessions 8 hours a day. Topics of current interest. Candidates in standing for the M.A. degree in Justice will a make presentations. Attendance is required on the UAF campus. Offered via the Internet . Prerequisites: Admissions to M.A. in Justice program. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area . (3+0+6)

JUST F698/699: Research/ Project or Thesis

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