Justice Administration

Online Master's Degree Program

Open the door to new career opportunities in criminal justice with a master’s in justice administration at UAF. In this program, you’ll examine the structure and administration of the criminal justice system, and get training to take on leadership roles in justice-related agencies and organizations.

The degree in justice administration is offered online and is ideal for criminal justice professionals, military and other adult learners looking for flexible study options. Our Justice Department was recently voted as one of the "Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs" in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, and our graduate program was ranked in the top 1% of the 1,200 programs surveyed. 

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Why Study Criminal Justice Administration at UAF?

Criminal justice is a diverse field that includes some of today’s fastest growing careers. Here are some of the unique opportunities you can look forward to when you major in criminal justice administration at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Earn your master’s in criminal justice administration online

  • Designed for working professionals, this online master’s degree program gives you the flexibility to work on a schedule that fits your life. You will be required to spend one week at the Fairbanks campus at the conclusion of the program for management hypothetical, thesis or project defense and a comprehensive exam.

Learn from faculty with broad criminal justice experience

  • Our faculty specialize in areas such as law, law enforcement, personnel management and counseling of offenders. Faculty include a former Alaska Magistrate and police chief.

Explore current topics in criminal justice

  • The master’s in criminal justice administration includes a one-week on-campus seminar covering critical issues and criminal justice policy.



What Can You Do With a Master’s Criminal Justice?

Earning your master’s in criminal justice administration will open the door to career advancement and leadership opportunities in growing fields such as law enforcement and corrections. In addition to giving you an advantage in a competitive job market, a master’s degree will also help to boost your earning potential.

Criminal justice jobs

Our master’s degree graduates excel in a variety of jobs within criminal justice. Examples include:

  • Police Officer
  • Sheriff
  • Detective
  • U.S. Marshal
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Parole Officer
  • Crime Analyst
  • Crime-Scene/Forensic Investigator
  • Evidence Technician
  • Natural Resource Manager

Criminal justice salaries

  • Alaska is one of the highest paying states in the nation for police and sheriff’s patrol officers, with an average annual wage of $88,030.
  • Alaska is also one of the highest paying states for detectives and criminal investigators, who make an average of $118,360 per year.
  • Alaska has one of the highest concentrations of jobs for probation officers and corrections treatment specialists, who earn an average salary of $67,320 in the state.



Get Started on Your Online Master’s in Justice Administration

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