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Criminal Justice Administration & Policy



Marymount's Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration and Policy is ideal for criminal justice professionals seeking advancement, recent graduates desiring competitive entry into the criminal justice field, and those planning to progress to doctoral study.

This program's convenient online format allows students to learn on their own schedule and from any location, making it an ideal educational option for working professionals.



Areas of Study

  • Politics and Policy Analysis
  • Victims of Interpersonal Violence
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Controversies in Corrections
  • Executive Leadership and Organizational Change
  • Theories of Social Deviance

Program Features

  • Two-year cohort-based program
  • Online learning with coursework during the fall, spring, and summer
    (2 classes per semester)
  • Single one-week summer residency to begin the program
  • Access to faculty with connections in law enforcement, intelligence, and corrections

Be a Leader in Promoting Law and Order

Become proficient in the analytical, technical, and communication skills needed for leadership in the criminal justice field. Curriculum emphasizes the importance of administrative roles and the influence of policy, and includes timely topics such as Terrorism and Counterterrorism.


Get Connected to the Capital Region

A one-week summer residency allows students in each cohort to meet and establish ties in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. This valuable networking opportunity has students visit local and federal law enforcement and support agencies, and attend lectures given by professionals working in in the nation's capital.

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Contact Information

Sociology & Criminal Justice Department

Marymount University
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207

Questions? Call:
(800) 548-7638 or (703) 284-5901

E-mail: grad.admissions@marymount.edu

Faculty Spotlight

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                      Photo Of Stephanie K. Ellis
Dr. Stephanie K. Ellis
Chair, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Stephanie K. Ellis's research is related to juvenile justice.