Master of Science Degree in Judicial Administration

Judicial Administration Programs Moratorium

The Judicial Administration Masters and certificate programs have a moratorium on admissions through Summer 2020.

If you have questions, please contact the School of Criminal Justice at 517-355-2197.

Application Information

The Judicial Administration Masters and certificate programs have a moratorium on admissions through Summer 2020.

If you have questions, please contact the School of Criminal Justice at 517-355-2197.

Frequently Asked Questions

The tuition rate can be found here. Click on Resident or non-Resident, then scroll to Online Programs in the Graduate Students section.

Online courses are very similar to the on-campus program except for the method of delivery. Students get a syllabus outlining course requirements, are assigned weekly readings and required to post their evaluation of the readings in discussion rooms. Classmates then comment on the input of other students. Case problems may be required and the class may be broken into small groups, with a team leader who is required to post each group’s solution to the case. Research papers may be required, with an executive summary posted for review by students and a complete paper submitted to the professor. If the topic appears of interest to other students, they may request a copy by contacting the author.

Some students express concern about the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and their scores, since they may have been out of college for a number of years. Remember this is only one area considered by the graduate review committee when making admissions decisions. Letters of reference, personal statement, prior grades, and success on the job are other factors considered. GRE practice exams, a list of testing centers, and other information may be found at www.ets.org/gre.

Volumes of written material on the Internet become difficult for students to manage. When supplemented with reading packs or books, students are able to do reading away from the computer. It is also important for students to acquire a professional library.

Library access, a writing center, financial aid, bookstore, and other university resources are available to online students. For example, students may order course books via e-mail from campus bookstores. Books and documents needed for course projects can be obtained from library via e-mail at no cost.

Since most students are working, they may not qualify for financial aid. Students are eligible for loans if they are taking at least six credits. Loans are also available for computer equipment required for the program. For more information, contact the financial aid office at 517-353-5940 or finaid@msu.edu.

Since this is a degree-granting program, veterans benefits may be applicable. Students eligible for veterans benefits must submit the required certificate to the VA Office on campus. Contact the Veteran Certification Office at 517-355-5032.

You may transfer up to nine graduate level credits from an accredited institution into the program. You must have received at least a 3.0 in each of the courses, and we will need to review course descriptions and syllabi to determine if the courses meet the requirements of this program. Transfer credits are most often applied toward elective requirements. The department chair or dean has final approval.

Student grades may be obtained at stuinfo.msu.edu, along with other academic, personal and financial aid information.

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