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Our Master of Science in criminal justice administration provides a strong foundation in business, administration, law, policy, economics and criminological theory.

The program is designed for both the well-educated criminal justice professional who must be armed with diverse skills, as well as the working professional who wants to pursue advanced education on Saturdays.

This graduate degree in criminal justice is offered in an accelerated format and can be completed in three semesters of full-time study.

Tuition Discount for Allegheny County and City of Pittsburgh Employees

Point Park University offers tuition discounts to Allegheny County and City of Pittsburgh employees, among others. The level of the discount varies according to the agreement in place.

View the tuition discount programs page for the full details and list of participating companies and organizations.

Pictured is M.S. criminal justice administration Maurita Bryant. | Photo by Marthia Rial

Pictured is Maurita Bryant '07, assistant chief of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. Bryant oversees the City of Pittsburgh's police operations branch, with six commanders and 579 officers under her charge, including the SWAT unit. She also was appointed president National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.

Courses & Topics

Courses in the Master of Science in criminal justice administration degree program include:

  • Criminal Justice Administration and Management
  • Politics, Policy and Criminal Justice
  • Organizational Behavior in Criminal Justice
  • Economics of the Criminal Justice System
  • Advanced Research Design and Analysis in Criminal Justice

Faculty bring industry experience and expertise to the classroom

Learn from faculty who have worked directly in the criminal justice field and are willing to share their expertise and experience with students.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is faculty member Richard Linzer, J.D. | Photo by Victoria Mikula
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
  • More than 40 years of experience in the legal field
  • Served as an attorney in both the public and private sectors
  • Taught at Point Park since 1999

Career Options


Graduates with criminal justice administration master's degrees can pursue various leadership opportunities at the federal, state, county, city and township levels, such as:

  • State and Local Policing
  • Federal Law Enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Judicial System

 

Alumni Success

Learn about where our graduates have gone on to build their careers.

More profiles
Pictured is criminal justice administration alumnus Eric Holmes. | Photo by Brandy Richey
"I have been able to use the knowledge that I gained attending Point Park University in every aspect of my professional career from policy and organizational administration to ethics and economics. Each subject was timely and relevant to my daily job duties of being a member of the command staff with the Pittsburgh Police."
Pictured is criminal justice administration graduate JoAnn McDaniel-Chinn.  | Photo submitted by McDaniel-Chinn

"I would like to say thank you to every professor who taught me throughout the years. I utilize the knowledge I gained at Point Park every day and try to help others along the way."

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