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:

MTSU News Top Story: Criminal Justice Educator Professional Development Workshop July 10-11, 2023

'Hell and Gone' podcaster Cat Townsend visits MTSU for Sept. 11 Guest Lecture

December 6 - Last day of classes for the Fall semester.

December 7 - STUDY DAY. No classes/exams/mandatory meetings.

December 8-14 - Final exams. See university approved exam schedule.

January 16 - Classes Begin (Tuesday after MLK,Jr. Day)

March 4-9 - Spring Break

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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Office Phone:


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

Department Main Office:
Academic Classroom Building 230