Master of Justice Administration

Master of Justice Administration

Faulkner offers a fully online Master of Justice Administration (formerly the Master of Criminal Justice program) to college graduates or professionals continuing their education for greater career opportunities. Designed for the self-motivated college graduate or professional, the online program offers more convenience and flexibility compared to the structure of traditional classroom formats.

Faulkner students represent tremendous diversity, and the program is founded in Christian principles and ethics to drive its foundation and professional reach. Members of the Faulkner faculty are more than instructors; they are professionals in the field with years of experience on the ground and in the classroom.

Program Objectives

Faulkner’s Master of Justice Administration can be a launching pad for your career in criminal justice. Graduates of the program are prepared for career advancement within their chosen criminal justice field through the acquisition of new skills and superior knowledge. Discover new career opportunities at the state and federal levels of law enforcement as well as corrections or management positions within criminal justice organizations. And, graduates with limited field experience will have a needed credential to propel them through the ranks faster.

Program Design

The Master of Justice Administration has the following features:

  • Fully online.
  • Degree can be completed in 14 months.
  • Degree consists of 10 courses.
  • Course length is five weeks.
  • Each class of students progress through the program as a unit.
  • Only one course is taken at a time.
  • Year-round enrollment with regular rotations every six weeks.
  • Estimated student time per week is 12 to 15 hours per course.

*Transfer credits are not accepted for this program.


  • JA 5310: Justice Writing
  • JA 5320: Law and Justice
  • JA 5330: Administration of Justice
  • JA 5340: Policing in America
  • JA 5350: Corrections
  • JA 5360: Courts
  • JA 5370: Ethics
  • JA 5380: Comparative Criminal Justice
  • JA 5390: Research Methods
  • JA 5395: Research Project

Prospective students enrolling in the Master of Justice Administration program must meet the following admission requirements:

Prospective students enrolling in the Master of Justice Administration program must meet the following admission requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution. You must provide transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum major GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • If a student’s undergraduate transcript contains a 2.5 overall GPA or better, and a 3.0 or better GPA in the student’s major, no graduate entrance exam is required.
  • The MAT will only be required if the transcript contains less than the required 2.5/3.0 GPA.
  • The MJA Acceptance Committee may provisionally accept applicants who do not qualify under the above requirements but who have otherwise demonstrated an aptitude for the MJA program sufficient to reasonably believe they would meet program standards.
  • Three letters of recommendation with specific comments regarding the applicant’s academic work, professional experience and ability to successfully complete graduate study. The letters are usually from the applicant’s faculty members or supervisory personnel.
  • A letter of intent specifying the applicant’s interest in the program plus the applicant’s academic and professional background in preparation for graduate study.
  • A resume including education and work experience.
  1. Submit a completed online application.
  2. Complete and print the official transcript request form and fax it to 800.473.2512.
  3. Send all additional items via mail to:

Faulkner University Attn: Graduate Enrollment 5345 Atlanta Hwy Montgomery, AL 36109

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