Administration of Justice


The oldest Mercyhurst University graduate program, the Administration of Justice (AOJ) program, was created in 1978 under the assumption that criminal justice is a true profession dedicated to serving society and preserving the basic rights and freedoms of all people. The AOJ program is built on a common core of courses involving a broad overview of government management, organizational and interpersonal dynamics, professional ethics and research competence.

Program Philosophy

Our philosophy is to prepare highly competent criminal justice and social service practitioners as well as future doctoral students who are committed to the overall improvement of the criminal justice system. Our program provides students with an excellent education as well as a foundation to positively impact the criminal justice community. 

Learn More.

Frank Hagan
Director of the Administration of Justice graduate program
Phone: 814-824-2265

Candace Schiffer
Associate Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: 814-824-3384
Fax: 814-824-2055


Theatre: The Laramie Project

Dates: Apr 24 - Apr 27, 2014

Location: Taylor Little Theatre

MET HD Live: Così Fan Tutte

Dates: Apr 26

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

An Afternoon of Dance

Dates: Apr 27

Location: Ridge Library Great Room, North East

AOJ Course Catalog
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