University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Apr 14, 2024  

Justice Management, M.J.M.

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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 emphases 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 Juvenile and Family Court Judges. It is also supported by other organizations. The degree program is the only one of its kind in the nation.

The MJM degree may be earned entirely online.  Courses are offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.  New students may begin the program in Fall or Spring terms.

Contact Information

Angela M. Lee, Ph.D., M.A., ACUE, Program Director
Justice Management
(775) 682-7973 or (775) 784-6270

1664 N. Virginia Street, MailStop 0311
Reno, NV  89557

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Program Objectives/Student Learning Outcomes

Theoretical knowledge:
  • Students will become proficient in the diagnosis and analysis of problems through techniques developed by the social, behavioral and natural sciences.
Research/Scholarly knowledge:
  • Students will develop research and problem solving skills.

Admissions Requirement

Prospective students must meet both the general requirements of the University of Nevada, Reno, Graduate School, and the specific departmental requirements below.

Admission to the UNR Graduate School requires: 

  • an undergraduate grade-point average of at least 2. 75 on a scale of 4. 0, or
  • an average of at least 3. 0 for courses taken during the last half of the undergraduate program, and
  • a completed baccalaureate degree from an appropriately accredited institution.

If the undergraduate GPA does not meet this criteria, admission to graduate standing on a prescribed program may be considered. Alternatively, an applicant may take a limited number of courses-with permission from the Justice Management program-as a Graduate Special. This status does not guarantee admission to the program, but allows a student to demonstrate that he or she can satisfactorily perform graduate level work.

Scores of standardized tests such as the GRE are not required for application to the Master of Justice Management program.

I. Program Requirements

Non-thesis option:
  • Complete a minimum of 32 units in course work, including a comprehensive examination (non-thesis option) within six years.

Course requirements:

  • Complete 18 required units in foundation courses and courses representing essentials of justice management.
  • Complete 14 elective units in such emphases as juvenile justice management, adult justice management, or executive court and agency administration, in any combination.

A minimum of 15 units, including 3 professional project units, must be at the 700-level.

Thesis option:
  • Complete a minimum of 30 units, including 6 units for an approved thesis in addition to 24 coursework units.

A minimum of 12 units, plus 6 thesis units, for a total minimum of 18 units, must be at the 700-level.

D. Thesis (6 units)

E. Comprehensive Examination (3 units)

  • JM 795 - Comprehensive Examination (3 units) PENDING APPROVAL

II. Program Total Hours

Minimum 30 units for thesis option; minimum 32 units for non-thesis option.

Undergraduate Prerequisites/Notes

No specific undergraduate major, minor, or courses are required for admission.

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