Master of Justice Administration (MJA)

The Department of Justice Studies offers rising leaders in the criminal justice profession the opportunity to gain a master of justice administration. The Master of Justice Administration provides students with a strong foundation in the administration of justice, focusing on values, and ethical principles such as truth, virtue, and justice. The Master of Justice Administration program is specifically geared to focus on the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to effectively address complex problems and issues currently facing the criminal justice system.

The Master of Justice Administration program consists of 37 credit hours, or a total of 12 courses. Students attend three 15-week terms each year, taking two classes per term. Classes are held on the Methodist University Campus on Saturday and Sunday, one weekend per month, over the course of the term. Students will complete additional work for each course online between residency weekends.

Certificate in Criminal Justice Education

The MJA program also offers a graduate certificate in Criminal Justice Education.  See its page for more information.

MJA Grad Named Chief of Police in Wallace, NC

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Major Derri Stormer Receives Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police

Major Derri Stormer of the Wake Forest University Police Department and a graduate of the Methodist University MJA Program has been recognized as one of forty winners of  the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 2018 Under 40 Award.  Major Stormer was recognized for her dedication, accomplishments, demonstrated leadership, and deep commitment to the law enforcement profession.  She will be recognized at the 2018 IACP Annual Conference in October in Orlando, FL.

Lieutenant Kim Gagnon Receives Merit Award at the 2018 Chamber of Commerce Valor Awards Ceremony

Lieutenant Kim Gagnon of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and graduate of the Methodist University MJA Program has received the 2018 Greater Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Merit Award, along with six other members of the CCSO Special Victims Unit/Youth Services Team. The unit was recognized for their dedication and going over and above their normal duties to spend time with kids to build rapport, eat lunch with them at school, attend Child Advocacy Center fundraisers, and spend numerous hours training others on how to handle sexual abuse cases.

Sergeant Christy Booyer Receives Life-Saving Award at the 2018 Chamber of Commerce Valor Awards Ceremony

Christy Booyer of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and current student in the Methodist University MJA Program has received the 2018 Greater Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Life Saving Award for her work, along Senior Sergeant Adam Farnham, for their diligence and dedication in conducting a 14-month long investigation of crimes committed against a group of children, ages 9-17, at the McCollum Ranch. Leaders at the Ranch kept the children out of school and forced them to perform manual labor by means of physical force including beatings, threats of physical abuse, and by withholding food, nourishment, and often payment for labor. Their diligence and dedication resulted in the leaders of the McCollum Ranch being charged with multiple felonies for crimes committed against children.

Program Faculty & Staff

Joe Binns

Adjunct Instructor of Justice Administration
(919) 802-3061
Mark Bowman, Associate Professor of Justice Studies

Dr. Mark Bowman

Associate Professor of Justice Studies
(910) 630-7434
Rick Brown, Adjunct Instructor of Justice Administration

Rick Brown

Adjunct Instructor of Justice Administration
Darl Champion, Professor of Justice Studies

Dr. Darl Champion

Professor of Justice Studies
(910) 630-7050
J. Thomas Edwards, Adjunct Instructor of Justice Administration

Dr. J. Thomas Edwards

Adjunct Instructor of Justice Administration
Robin Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Justice Studies

Dr. Robin Jenkins

Assistant Professor of Justice Studies
(910) 630-7650
Lisa Long, Coordinator of the MJA Program

Lisa Long

Coordinator, MJA Program
(910) 630-7268
Ralph Norton, Adjunct Instructor of Justice Administration

Ralph Norton

Adjunct Instructor of Justice Administration
(336) 964-4798
Michael Potts, Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Michael Potts

Professor of Philosophy
(910) 630-7072

Dr. Eric See

Chair, Justice Studies
(910) 630-7459
Sarah See, Instructor of Justice Studies

Sarah See

Instructor of Justice Studies
(910) 480-8458
David Wulff, Adjunct Instructor of Justice Administration

David Wulff

Adjunct Instructor of Justice Administration
(919) 368-4031

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