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Franklin University Offers New Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration

Columbus, OH (November 30, 2017)

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, is pleased to announce the addition of its new Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration program to its College of Health and Public Administration offerings.

From harsh sentencing laws and mass incarceration to pill mills and the opioid epidemic, our criminal justice system faces unparalleled challenges that affect broad cross-sections of society. While the need for reform may be obvious, a plan for much-needed change is not. 

Enter a new generation of criminal justice leadership. With Franklin University’s M.A. in Criminal Justice Administration, graduates can finish their masters complete online in as few as 14 months, prepared to apply criminal justice theory to develop effective and sustainable programs. By evaluating critical issues in criminal justice administration and management, forward-thinking professionals will be able to formulate reform plans that are relevant to all participants in the system – citizens, victims, defendants, law enforcement and the courts. For early and mid-career practitioners, a master’s degree can be stepping stone to promotion. For more seasoned professionals, the M.A. in Criminal Justice Administration is a valuable pathway to teaching at the community college level after retirement. 

Franklin’s M.A. in Criminal Justice Administration prepares you to build leadership skills in relevant areas of crime analysis, advanced policing and crime control, victimology, advanced penology, and intelligence analysis. By learning to apply best-practice theories of crime causation and prevention from psychological, sociological and biological perspectives, you will sharpen your analytical and problem-solving skills and prepare for advancement in a variety of local, state, federal or nonprofit agencies. As part of your coursework, you will examine current-day challenges and learn to develop real solutions suited for the complexities of a decentralized criminal justice system.

Students in the master’s program will learn to analyze and solve broader societal and criminal justice issues through actual application of theory and strategies. Coursework helps broaden skillsets through applied projects like optional field experiences and required assignments that include criminal trial analysis, agency analysis and research.  Along the way, you will be exposed to key legal and ethical issues impacting criminal justice, including liability, discretionary decision-making, racial profiling, and failure to train and equip.

A sampling of careers are available to graduates of the  Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration program include police chief (with in-field experience), criminologist, FBI agent, intelligence analyst, criminal profiler, community college professor or a DEA or ATF agent.

For more information visit our Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration page at

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at over 25 Midwest locations and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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