Administration of Justice Studies

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Behavioral Science and Human Services
Administration of Justice Studies

Law and order is not exactly what it looks like on TV. It’s often less glamorous, yet, it can be more exciting, challenging, and rewarding. Law and order is an important function of society and communities will always need criminal justice professionals.

Administration of Justice Studies at MCC offers you a comprehensive approach to the study of the theories of law and their application to the criminal justice system. Our program meets the needs of the most rapidly growing academic and professional fields in the United States.

In the tradition of community colleges, Administration of Justice Sstudies places a strong emphasis on the application of knowledge and its transferability to career opportunities, while also preparing students to continue their academic preparation at the university level. We’re committed to assisting students through the critical examination of crime, social deviance, law, and justice.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or degrees is the fastest way to realize your dreams.


The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Administration of Justice Studies program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Administration of Justice
Certificate of Completion CCL Corrections
Certificate of Completion CCL Crime Scene Investigation
Certificate of Completion CCL Fingerprint Identification and Photography
Certificate of Completion CCL Homeland Security
Certificate of Completion CCL Law Enforcement
Certificate of Completion CCL Law Enforcement Training Academy
Certificate of Completion CCL Legal Studies
Certificate of Completion CCL Victimology


MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Administration of Justice Studies program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Administration of Justice Studies
Associate in Applied Science AAS Forensic Science
Associate in Applied Science AAS Law Enforcement Training

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Administration of Justice Studies program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Criminal Investigators and Special Agents


Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers


Police Identification and Records Officers


Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers


Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors


* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Become a Student

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Administration of Justice Studies program is available through the Administration of Justice Studies department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.