Master of Arts in Law Enforcement & Justice Administration
Western Illinois University

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Law Enforcement & Justice Administration program helps students advance in their current or future careers in criminal justice and related fields while also helping them prepare for advanced degrees in doctoral and law degree programs.  The balanced, interdisciplinary curriculum offers a blend of theoretical, administrative, and legal knowledge along with research skills and the skills needed to manage and lead in the field.  You will take courses that offer knowledge in the areas of administration, criminological theory, civil and criminal liability, quantitative skills, and in specialized areas such as policing, corrections, security, multiculturalism, and diversity in criminal justice.


  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • Writing sample 1,000-1,500 words in length emphasizing academic, nonacademic, and employment experiences relevant to the degree
  • Current resume/vita
  • Three letters of reference

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission