Justice Management, Master Degree

MJM Program Director

Jane L. Robinson
Assistant Program Director

Justice Management Program/311
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
Phone: (775) 682-7975
Fax: (775) 784-6273
E-mail: justmgmt@unr.edu

The Master of Justice Management is a special degree program offering a broad selection of courses including foundation courses in justice theory and process, essentials of justice management, and courses specific to areas of concentration such as Juvenile Justice Management, Adult Justice Management, and Executive Court and Agency Administration.

The MJM degree is conferred solely by the university and is organized jointly by the School of Social Research and Justice Studies, the National Judicial College and the National Council of Family Court Judges. It is also supported by other organizations. The degree program is the only one of its kind in the nation.

Flexible Classroom Instruction

Our program is the only one of its kind to have the majority of its courses offered completely online. This allows us to select our faculty and students from all over the country. Students may earn their degree entirely online.

Scope of the Justice Management Program

As part of the School of Social Research and Justice Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, the Justice Management program provides an academic foundation for those seeking education or advancement in the varied fields associated with the administration of justice. It is the only degree program of its kind and is organized jointly by the University of Nevada, Reno; the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; and the National Judicial College. Courses are provided by these cooperating institutions and the degree is conferred by the university. The program is also supported by the National Juvenile Court Services Association, the National Center for State Courts’ Institute of court Management, the American Probation and Parole Association, the American Correctional Association, and the Child Welfare League of America.

Broad Program of Study

The program offers three areas of concentration (Juvenile Justice Management, Adult Justice Management, and Executive Court and Agency Administration) and provides a large selection of courses allowing students to create a program of study unique to their interests and professional needs. Special topic courses include a wide variety of study areas and to address current trends in justice administration.

Importance to the Justice System

The justice system, including court annexed programs and private entities, represents the manifestation of society’s concepts of justice. Educational opportunities greatly affect the continued improvement of the system. The Justice Management program is designed to provide an academic degree program that is national in scope and impact.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to the UNR Graduate School, which requires an undergraduate grade-point average of 2.75 (or 3.0 for last half of undergraduate study). If the applicant does not met this criteria, admission to graduate standing can be considered after a student has taken a limited number of courses as a Graduate Special.
  • A completed baccalaureate degree from an appropriately accredited institution
  • Approval by the JM Admission Committee

Degree Requirements

  • Non-thesis option: complete a minimum of 32 credits in the prescribed curriculum, 15 of which must be at the 700 level; maintain a 3.0 grade point average in graded courses; complete all required courses, exams, assigned papers, and complete a professional project.
  • Thesis option: complete a minimum of 24 credits in the prescribed curriculum, 12 of which must be at the 700 level; maintain a 3.0 grade point average in graded courses; complete all required courses, exams, assigned papers, and complete a thesis approved by the JM advisory committee for 6 additional credits at the 700 level.


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Contact Justice Management Program

Phone (775) 682-7975
Fax (775) 784-6273
Email justmgmt@unr.edu

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