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Accelerated Studies for Adults Program (ASAP)

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

If you’re a current or aspiring criminal justice administrator, Keuka College’s M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration prepares you to become an influential manager and leader in your organization. Learn from the experience of our faculty and your fellow peers to gain a holistic view of resolving the complex issues facing the criminal justice system.

Each course examines contemporary topics and case studies through the lens of law enforcement, courts and law, and corrections. Through interaction with the course materials, your instructors, and fellow classmates, you’ll learn about the intricacies of being a criminal justice leader in today’s democratic society.

Above all, our master’s program gives you the power of choice. Personalize your interests by choosing a specific area to study. Driven by the student and navigated by the instructor, you’ll focus on the areas that contribute to your personal and professional growth. Topic areas could include: managing the criminal investigative process, the growth of private security across the U.S., border patrol and other homeland security issues, or developing leadership skills in CJ managers.

Use your subject area to develop an ongoing portfolio and to serve as the basis for your Action Research Project (ARP) – a 3-part course where you identify a workplace problem and develop a solution to put into practice.

Admissions Requirements

For more information about becoming a student, including admissions requirements, click here. 

Program Curriculum

The M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration curriculum consists of 12 courses and 35 credit hours. For planning purposes, classes meet one night each week for four hours. Students spend additional time outside of class to complete readings, assignments, case studies, online discussions, and group work.

Courses You’ll Take

Course Title Credits
EXP 500 Foundations for Adult & Exp Learning 1
CRM 530 Admin Issues in CJ Organizations 3
CRM 510 Leadership in Criminal Justice 3
CRM 520 Ethics for Criminal Justice Professional 3
CRM 580 Introduction to Action Research 2
CRM 540 Decision Making for CJ Administrators 3
CRM 550 Human Resource Administration in CJ 3
CRM 560 System-Wide Issues in CJ Administration 3
CRM 570 Legal/Case Law Impacting CJ Administrators 3
CRM 590 Criminal Justice As Public Policy 3
CRM 581 Statistics for Action Research 2
CRM 600 Action Research Project 6

*EXP 500 – Foundations for Adult and Experiential Learning - This 3-week course requires students to attend an 8-hour, face-to-face class at Keuka College and to participate in online coursework.


Earn your M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration at one of the following locations:

Corning Community College Corning
Finger Lakes Community College Canandaigua
FLCC-Victor Campus Center Victor
Monroe Community College—Damon Campus Rochester
Onondaga Community College Syracuse
Rochester Police Department Rochester

Skills & Job Information

Upon program completion, graduates will have acquired:

  • An increased depth of knowledge in criminal justice issues.
  • Professional skills related to leadership and ethics.
  • Critical decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Reflective and analytical ability.
  • The ability to apply research and theory in everyday practice.

Recent graduates represent a cross section of area employers and career fields including:

  • Law enforcement
  • Probation
  • Juvenile services
  • Federal service
  • Private industry
  • Corrections
  • Homeland security
  • Private investigation
  • Intelligence