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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Criminal Justice Administration (CJA)

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Master of Arts (M.A.)
CIP Code: 43.0103
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences (BC)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 33

Contact Information:
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences
Criminology Department (CJP)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue SOC 107
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Max Bromley
Phone: 813-974-7281
Email: mbromley@usf.edu

Website: http://criminology.cbcs.usf.edu/masterCrimJusAdmin/


Faculty Search: Behavioral and Community Sciences Faculty List


Major Information

The M.A. in Criminal Justice Administration is a specialized and concentrated program of study designed specifically for practitioners and those whose desire is to complete an M.A. with a special emphasis on administration and management within the criminal justice system. Generally it targets individuals who do not anticipate continuing on to the doctoral studies. It is a concentrated weekend, cohort-based major leading to the M.A. in five consecutive semesters. Up to two classes may be offered via the internet. Classes are held on weekends, meet for one day, and run seven weeks back-to-back. The major is modeled after a typical executive M.B.A. program for working professionals.

This is a cohort-based model. This major concentrates on issues related to the organization and operation of criminal justice agencies and related.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: June 1
Spring: --
Summer: --

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university or college
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant's abilities to succeed at the graduate level
  • A statement of purpose addressing the motivations to attain a graduate diploma and the intention to apply the diploma to a specific set of purposes

Admissions Status: Apply (Direct Receipt)

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Major Requirements

REQUIRED COURSES

 

Credits

CORE REQUIREMENTS

33

CCJ6936
CCJ6605
CCJ6705
CJE 6025
CJE 6029
CJE 6712
CCJ6706
CCJ6406

Current Issues in Law Enforcement
Theoretical Approaches to Criminal Behavior
Research Methods in Criminology
Policy Organization, Behavior, and Administration
Adv Seminar in Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice Graduate Capstone Seminar
Quantitative Analysis I
Theory, Practice, and Research in Law Enforcement

3
4
4
3
3
3
4
3


Additionally, two courses in public administration at the 6000 level are required (6 credits).
The department recommends the following or similar courses in PAD approved by the CJA Program Director in coordination with the Public Administration Program.

PAD6041
PAD6934

Ethics and Public Service
Selected Topics in Public Administration

3
3

 

MINIMUM TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS

33

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College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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USF Degree Requirements

See USF Degree Requirements —
http://www.grad.usf.edu/policies.php

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

CCJ6936, CCJ6605, CCJ6705, CCJ6935, CCJ6706, CCJ6406, PAD6041, PAD6934,