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Master Your Knowledge in Criminal Justice

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, City of Pittsburgh and Law Enforcement Employees

We are offering a 20 percent tuition discount to Allegheny County, City of Pittsburgh and law enforcement professionals (full or part-time municipal, county or state police and public safety employees) who are accepted into our Master of Science in criminal justice administration program.

Learn more about our tuition discount programs.

Virtual Chat About Our M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration Program

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
  • 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.

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Pictured is criminal justice administration alumnus Eric Holmes. | Photo by Brandy Richey
Commander and Chief of Staff, Pittsburgh Police
"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 alumna Annie Fiffick. Photo by Brandy Richey.
Food Pantry Director, Community Health Services

"I have always loved learning and realized quickly through the criminal justice administration program the importance of the community. Although some of my classmates pursued careers within law enforcement, for me, criminal justice has always been about creating a community and how we can, as citizens, better it."

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