The Master of Science in Administration of Justice degree program serves students who are contemplating careers in the criminal justice field, as well as further graduate study. The program also serves working professionals who enhance their understanding of theory and conduct research related to their organizations.
The program’s major strengths are its applied perspective and strong emphasis on theory, policy, research, and analysis. Philosophy, format, and implementation stress the practical application of a higher level of knowledge, skills, and strategies. The methodological and theory components are highly suitable as a preparation for entering advanced graduate studies and other professional programs.
Special Resources - Shippensburg University is located near major cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C. State government in the capital city, Harrisburg, provides opportunities to study and do research with state and federal agencies.
Students have opportunities to work on research projects with departmental faculty. Computer resources and excellent library facilities are available.
Graduate assistantships may be available for students who want to enhance their learning experience by assisting the faculty with research, teaching and other tasks during the academic year.