Administration of Justice
Why Study Administration of Justice
Institutions of social control change constantly due to the public’s
demand for a quality system of justice. In this climate, government at
all levels is insisting on a higher level of intellectual and
educational preparation for those who participate in the operation and
administration of its criminal justice systems.
Why Study Administration of Justice at Ship
The Master of Science in Administration of Justice
degree program at Shippensburg University is a good fit if you are
contemplating a career in the criminal justice field, as well as further
graduate study. The program also serves working professionals who wish
to enhance their understanding of theory and conduct research related to
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.
You will study the criminal justice system with faculty who:
- Hold the highest scholarly qualifications
- Have experience in the field as practitioners
- Serve as expert witnesses and consultants to criminal justice agencies
- Conduct research
- Publish articles and books
- Present scholarly papers at local, regional and national conferences
Career Opportunities and Salary Estimates
A wide variety of career options are available to our graduates. Graduates successfully compete in the job market and are employed by private companies, city and county governments, state and federal departments.
Graduates who are currently employed are often more marketable and
upwardly mobile in their agency’s career development programs. They are
also qualified to move to other agencies in a new and higher level of
participation, responsibility, and compensation.
They can expect new management, policymaking, and expanded leadership
and supervision opportunities as a result of their experiences and
The salary range for criminal justice jobs in PA is $31,000 to $87,000.