The Master of Science in Justice Administration and Leadership (JAL) is an executive program offered by the School of Economic, Political and Policy Science and housed in the Department of Criminology.
The program is designated for professionals who are either interested in attaining leadership positions in agencies across the criminal justice spectrum or for those with full-time careers in the field.
School: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Program: Justice Administration and Leadership
Catalog page: MS
Degree requirements: Applicants do not have to have an undergraduate degree in criminology or a related field, but they should have a passing grade in an undergraduate statistics course. If they do not, they would be admitted conditionally for one semester during which they would fulfill that prerequisite.
GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Letters of recommendation: 2
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.
Resume required: Yes
Admissions essay required: Yes
Deadlines: University deadlines apply.
Dr. John L. Worrall, Program Head
Office - GR 2.126
Dr. Galia Cohen, JAL Associate Director
The JAL program prepares students to lead, influence and manage others in an increasingly diversified criminal justice work environment.
Graduates of the program will emerge as leaders prepared to assume supervisory and executive positions in criminal justice and other related organizations.
See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.