Criminal Justice Administration

Influence the future
of the justice system.


Criminal Justice Administration Program 

Break in to an in-demand industry. 

We know what you think when you read the words “criminal justice administration.” Caped crusaders with a brooding persona. 

Okay, so maybe you won’t become a superhero, but our program does hone your leadership skills in as little as one year when added to a bachelor’s. So, we like to think we’re endowing the next generation of criminal justice leaders with the intellect and abilities to keep justice operating smoothly. 

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Why Criminal Justice Administration at UTPB?

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Job Growth

First line supervisors expected to grow by 12% in Texas 

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Incorporate modern practices like trauma-informed crisis intervention

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BS+MS in 5

Add your master’s for just 1 more year in school

Why should I study criminal justice administration?

Studying criminal justice administration gives you a leg up when pursuing careers in the managerial rungs of law enforcement. Other than a desire to de-escalate trauma and rid the world of bad actors, you have a sharp intellect, strong morals, and a dedication to the justice side of “criminal justice.” 

What are my job prospects?

UT Permian Basin's Criminal Justice Administration program provides a solid foundation for leadership roles at all levels of criminal justice, including: 

  • State and local law enforcement 
  • Courts 
  • Institutional corrections 
  • Community corrections 
  • Probation and parole 
  • Federal agencies 
  • Nonprofit/nongovernmental agencies 

What industry-specific skills will I learn?

Our Master’s in Criminal Justice Administration degree gives you key skills for leadership such as: 

  • Protecting employees while also serving the public 
  • Practical approaches to trauma-informed service  
  • Statistical analysis to understand crime and justice trends 
  • Influence policy as a leader to effect positive change from within 
  • Balancing labor relations, liability, discipline, and ethics as you manage and supervise 
  • Defining cause and effect of crime when interpreting and communicating information

Ranked 37th in Best Accredited Colleges 

UTPB’s program is ranked 37th on Best Accredited Colleges' "Best Master's Degrees in Criminal Justice" list. 

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Falcon Success story: First graduate of the Master's in Criminal Justice Administration Program

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At UT Permian Basin your college education is transformative, and money shouldn’t hold you back. The Falcon Free program can cover your tuition costs and mandatory fees.


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