Mercyhurst College

Mercyhurst University

Administration of Justice


Office of Graduate Studies

501 East 38th Street

Erie, MI 16546

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Administration of Justice

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The oldest Mercyhurst University graduate program, the Administration of Justice (AOJ) program, was created in 1978 under the assumption that criminal justice is a true profession dedicated to serving society and preserving the basic rights and freedoms of all people. The AOJ program is built on a common core of courses involving a broad overview of government management, organizational and interpersonal dynamics, professional ethics and research competence. Our philosophy is to prepare highly competent criminal justice and social service practitioners as well as future doctoral students who are committed to the overall improvement of the criminal justice system. Our program provides students with an excellent education as well as a foundation to positively impact the criminal justice community.


Mercyhurst University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

Students must submit official, notarized scores from the T.O.E.F.L. (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam as part of their admission application. Minimum score requirements are 550 for the paper-based exam, 213 for the computer-based exam, and 79-80 for the Internet-based exam. International students must also provide Mercyhurst with assurance that they possess adequate financial support for the period of graduate studies. This documentation must be provided through submission of an affidavit of financial support. An I-20 form will not be issued until the affidavit of financial support is received and accepted. All documents and credentials submitted must be translated into English. Mercyhurst recommends that international students contact World Evaluation Services (WES) , the foremost organization that specializes in transcript and credential evaluation, to provide such translations.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 33

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $616 ($1,848 for 3-credit course) USD

In State Tuition (per year): 20328 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 20328 USD

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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