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Master Of Science In Criminal Justice Administration

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration program at Chaminade University of Honolulu is designed to prepare leaders and managers with a sound foundation in management, personnel administration, program evaluation, and research methods.

The Program

The goals of the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration (MSCJA) program are to enable students to develop critical thinking skills, and the ability to review, analyze, and disseminate applied theoretical knowledge pertaining to criminal justice administration. In addition, the MSCJA program prepares students for instructional positions within the academic community as well as admission to other graduate programs.

Program Brochure


The MSCJA degree is recommended for those individuals who are pursuing careers or further education in the following:

  • Federal, state, county, and municipal law enforcement
  • Homeland security and leadership development
  • Private security and investigation
  • Probation, parole, and community corrections
  • Law school

Time Limit

The time limit to complete all MSCJA program requirements is five years, which commences the term that the student enters the program. If a student fails to complete all requirements in the allotted time of five years, that student will be subject to dismissal from the MSCJA program and will have to apply for readmission. If readmitted, the student will have to adhere to the current catalog and degree requirements.