Department of Criminal Justice Administration

Rutherford County CourthouseWelcome to the Department of Criminal Justice Administration (CJA) at Middle Tennessee State University. The CJA Department offers programs of study at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

At the undergraduate level, students may obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in one of three unique programs: Criminal Justice, Emergency Management & Homeland Security, or Law Enforcement. Minors in either Criminal Justice Administration, Criminal Investigations, and Homeland Security are offered for non-CJA majors.

At the graduate level, students may obtain a Master of Criminal Justice degree by completing either a thesis track (33 hours) or a non-thesis track (36 hours) and successful completion of the written comprehensive examination.  

News, Upcoming Events, & More:

February 26, 28, 30 - Family Violence Professional Panel Series, hosted by MTSU Human Development and Family Science. Each panel includes experts and practictioners who discuss a separate type of violence. Each panel begins at 2:20 in ACB 106.

February 26 Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Assault

February 28 Child Abuse

February 30 Elder Abuse

March 4-9 - Spring Break

March 20 - Guest speaker Celia Williamson. "Human Trafficking: Putting a Name to My Face." 6-8:30 p.m. in ACB 104.

March 27 - CJA's Annual Career & Networking Event from 10am-2pm. Location: ACB Atrium.

April 7 - Seniors graduating in May. This is the last day to complete the Major Field Test!

April 24 - Last Day of Classes 

April 25 - STUDY DAY. No classes/exams/mandatory meetings.

April 26-May 2 - Final Exams. See university approved exam schedule. 


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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 238
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Department Main Office:
Academic Classroom Building 230