MA in Criminal Justice

Is the Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Program Offered from the Sarasota-Manatee Campus Right for You?

The Master’s in Criminal Justice (MACJ) program is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in a criminal justice field or already working in a criminal justice or related agency. Students in the MACJ program are motivated to make a difference in the field and become leaders in their chosen profession. The program provides an opportunity for students to explore and gain a deeper understanding of current issues facing the criminal justice system and the impact they have on the larger society. In addition, students gain critical thinking and decision-making skills that enable them to make significant contributions to solving vital social problems.

The MACJ program offered from the Sarasota-Manatee campus focuses on contemporary issues in criminal justice management and the current challenges facing the field. As a graduate degree, it allows students to apply principles, theories and research in the field of criminal justice to “real world” issues affecting the criminal justice system. Students also have opportunities to work with faculty members on research projects and other professional activities that assist with networking and building career-related connections. The MACJ degree is offered entirely online to afford convenience and flexibility, which is a good option for working adults. 

Criminology is a fascinating field leading to a variety of career paths, and the MACJ degree enables students to explore the reality behind media headlines and develop work-related skills that offer more opportunities for advancement in their respective careers. 

Criminal Justice Administration Concentration 

This concentration is tailored to empower professionals with advanced knowledge and expertise in managing and leading within the criminal justice system. In the realm of criminal justice administration, effective leadership, strategic decision-making, and adept management are paramount for ensuring the efficient and ethical operation of agencies and organizations. Our comprehensive curriculum is meticulously designed to address the multifaceted challenges faced by criminal justice administrators and to equip them with the skills necessary to navigate complex organizational dynamics and drive positive change.  

Please refer to the catalog for admissions requirements and specific program information. 

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Jessica Grosholz, Ph.D.
MACJ Program Director
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
Department of Criminology, C250
8350 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243
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