Loyola University New Orleans Announces Online MS in Criminal Justice Administration

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New program features a state-of-the-art curriculum and specializations.

Crime prevention is not what it used to be: state-of-the-art criminal technologies, the global war on terror, and media management are just a few of the new challenges law enforcement professionals face in the 21st century. Loyola University New Orleans’ new online Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration focuses on honing the updated skills and knowledge required to succeed, and lead, in today’s demanding criminal justice administration environment.

Faced with this increasingly complex landscape, law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals are finding that the knowledge that comes with a graduate degree is more essential than ever in the workplace, and is often a requirement to advance professionally. The curriculum of the online MS in Criminal Justice Administration was developed in direct response to the needs of public and corporate criminal justice administrators, planners, and researchers and offers training in practical theories and policies of organizational administration, budgeting, crime prevention, professional ethics, and other foundational skills.

Two specializations offer students the opportunity to delve more deeply into vital and growing areas of the criminal justice administration field:

The Justice Administration specialization is designed to expose students to innovative ideas and state-of-the art practices in public law enforcement. Aimed at students hoping to advance in the public sector or transition to related careers in the private sector, it covers a broad spectrum of topics specific to effective law enforcement and corporate risk management in the 21st century, including leadership effectiveness, fiscal and resource management, personnel training and development, and emerging technologies.

The Forensic Science Administration specialization reflects the growth in the use of forensic science and the resulting need for skilled criminal justice professionals to manage and administer forensic labs and crime scene investigation departments and facilities. Areas of study include critical issues influencing the use of forensic science from the crime scene to the courtroom, professional standards in the field, relevant case law and legislation, and the role of ethics.

“The master’s program in Criminal Justice Administration reflects major changes in the field within the last several years, including the growth of corporate risk and investigations, interagency collaboration, and the use of forensic science,” said Dr. Vincenzo A. Sainato, Director for the online Masters of Science in Criminal Justice Administration program. “Our goal is to graduate professionals who not only have the ability to enrich their own careers, but can work to improve the quality of justice they help to administer in either the public or private sector. To that end, we have created a curriculum that brings together a combination of the relevant coursework offered in both graduate business and public administration programs but have related it to forensics and law enforcement."
For more information about the online Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Loyola University New Orleans, go to http://www.loyolaneworleansonline.com.

About Loyola University New Orleans
Loyola University New Orleans is a private non-profit Jesuit Catholic institution that emphasizes educating the whole person and the connection of educational excellence and social justice. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Loyola University New Orleans is the largest Jesuit Catholic institution in the Southern region of the United States. Loyola’s reputation for academic excellence has been built upon its nationally recognized faculty, talented and diverse student body, and high quality programs that are enhanced by the many academic resources. Loyola’s Online Programs represent state-of-the-art best practices in online pedagogy and course design, centered in the core values that lie at the heart of our university. Loyola’s College of Social Sciences’ Department of Criminal Justice has provided higher education for criminal justice professionals for over 50 years, and has the oldest criminal justice program in the South.

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