Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Justice Administration Concentration

Bringing The Real World Into The Classroom: The MS, Justice Administration Concentration

Tiffin Universityís Master of Science (MS) Degree in Criminal Justice, with a concentration in Justice Administration, is an outstanding example of how the real world meets the classroom experience.  Our faculty members have all been working professionals in the field, and our students are also working professionals, which provides for an exciting dialogue and a dynamic education filled with connections.

What Is TUís MS?

The Master of Science (MS) in Criminal Justice is a professional practical degree program that attracts skilled managers, agents, and clinicians from many components of the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems. Combined with the faculty who direct and facilitate the educational experiences in the MS program, the school's talented and multifaceted students complete the mixture and create an intellectual synergy thatís found in very few graduate programs.

Our faculty bring years of executive, operations-level, clinical, academic, and research experience in criminal justice to the graduate learning process in a way that sparks debate, fosters insight, and elicits innovation. Joint student-faculty collaboration on learning projects is a common occurrence.

The Justice Administration Concentration

In the Justice Administration Concentration, the first semester will provide the student with perspectives in human resource management, statistical applications, and contemporary issues in Justice Administration. The second semester explores legal and ethical issues, policy formation and analysis, and research and analysis. The final semester covers law and management practices, administrative theory, and the design and analysis of educational programs and training sessions.

The Academic Requirements

The Justice Administration concentration requires completion of 30 semester hours of graduate study. There are no thesis or comprehensive exam requirements for the completion of the MS degree in Justice Administration Management.  However, final papers in major courses will be compiled in a Professional Practice Portfolio. Tiffin University offers the MS program in Justice Administration at the Brunswick Academic Center and online.

Our Graduates Make An Impact: Careers With A MS Degree

Tiffin University is ready to transform your future with the MS degree program.  This program attracts motivated students who want to make a difference in the real world, and at TU, we help you by providing a personal and practical education.  Below are just a few of the many general and specific career paths that our graduates have taken.

  • Administrative positions in local, state, and federal agencies
  • Positions within corrections and probation departments
  • Positions as a research assistant with various agencies
  • Positions at the local, state, and federal level in the area of behavioral science
  • Clinical or research positions with human service agencies, mental health agencies, social agencies, and forensic agencies

Some of our graduates use their degree for promotion opportunities in their existing law enforcement fields. Other graduates go on to continue their education, earning a Juris Doctorate, Ph.D., or Psy.D. degree.

Careers In Clinical & Research Settings

MS graduates can also begin careers in either a clinical setting where they work directly with offenders and victims, or in research settings where empirical answers are sought to crucial issues affecting the administration of criminal justice.  Some examples include:

  • Juvenile group homes
  • Domestic violence agencies
  • Immigrant and naturalization services
  • City police divisions
  • And in positions such as Crime Analyst or for the State Highway Patrol

Other Tiffin University graduates are employed with these agencies and organizations, to name just a few:

Department of Homeland Security

US Central Intelligence Agency

US Secret Service

US Marshal Services



Armed Forces

Drug Enforcement Administration

Postal Service

US Department of Agriculture

US Border Patrol

Wright Patterson Airforce Base

And with

Victim Services organizations

Nursing homes

Hospice centers

Head Start programs

Adoption agencies

Drug & Alcohol rehabilitation centers

Probation and parole offices


Foster care organizations

Mental health organizations

Employee assistance programs


Have Additional Questions?

Weíre Here Every Step Of The Way!

For more information about the MS degree program, Justice Administration Concentration, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at (419) 448-3401, or (800) 968-6446, ext 3401