Our program focuses on:

  • The philosophical, historical, ethical, behavioral, technological, legal and policy dimensions of the discipline.
  • An analytical approach to practice within the criminal justice system.
  • Practical tools to improve effectiveness within the various professional roles.
  • The most current and relevant information in a structure that is dynamic and adaptable to rapidly evolving trends.

To earn the master’s degree in administration of justice and homeland security, students take a minimum of 12 courses (36 credits).

Required courses:

  • ADJ563: Cyber Methodology or ADJ500: Research Methods
  • ADJ505: Constitutional Issues
  • ADJ506: Theories of Justice
  • ADJ521: Management Issues in the Justice System
  • ADJ518: Public Policy in the Global Environment
  • ADJ524: Homeland Security: National Incident Management System
  • ADJ580: Emerging Global and Social Issues in Justice (capstone)
  • INR552: Terrorism and Transnational Crime

Students choose an area of concentration or select electives from any of the graduate programs (with approval from the program director) to develop an individualized program of study that meets their personal and professional goals.

Concentration in Leadership in Justice

Leaders in the justice field must reshape departments that have been highly centralized, over-specialized and conventional in their approach to solving community issues and problems. The concentration in leadership in justice focuses on strategic management in a multicultural, technological and collaborative environment.

Additional required courses:

  • ADJ535: Budget Realities and Grant Opportunities
  • ADJ536: Cultural Competency

Students also choose two of the following:

  • ADJ581: Special Topics (with permission from the program director)
  • HLL520: Leading Holistically
  • HLL519: Introduction to Holistic Leadership Perspectives
  • MGT502 Managing in a Global Economy
  • MGT509: Human Resources Management
  • MGT554: Business Foresight and Futuring

Concentration in Cybersecurity and Intelligence

The concentration in cybersecurity and intelligence highlights theory, policy and problems in this emerging field and responds to the interests, knowledge requirements and needs of law enforcement and justice professionals at the local, regional, state and international levels.

The concentration includes attention to counterterrorism training in information technology, terrorist groups, domestic terrorism, high-tech crimes, intelligence gathering and financial investigative techniques.

Additional required courses:

  • ADJ519: U.S. Intelligence or ADJ543: Cyber Intelligence
  • ADJ576: High Technology Crime

Students also choose two of the following:

  • ADJ530: Cyber Threat Analysis
  • ADJ531: Cyber Threat Management
  • ADJ532: Cyber Terrorism
  • ADJ555: Challenges to Counterterrorism
  • ADJ565: Analytics Methodologies
  • ADJ579: Advanced Persistent Threat
  • ADJ581: Special Topics (with permission from the program director)
  • MGT558: Management of Cyber Opportunities and Threats