Justice & Public Safety

Master of Science in Justice & Public Safety

Someone Has to Be Up to the Challenge of Law Enforcement

We’re glad there are people like you in the world. Welcome to a Justice and Public Safety program that is committed to arming you with the knowledge and skills to make a difference in and through our justice system. All of Auburn Montgomery’s Graduate Studies classes for Justice and Public Safety are small, guaranteeing a face-to-face teaching environment with plenty of freedom to interact with your professors and classmates. This program is also designed to cooperate with your busy work schedule, allowing you to attend classes at night and on the weekends, as well as online.

Legal Studies

Created for the aspiring paralegals, legal assistants, court or other judicial administrators and ideal for pre-law, this program even includes the ABA-approved paralegal certificate if the necessary courses are completed.  

MS in JPS - Legal Study Track 

Disclaimer: The Outreach Program paralegal certificate courses offered at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, are not ABA-approved.
Important information for all Legal Studies degree students.
Criminal Justice

This program explores a detailed analysis of our criminal justice system. On that foundation of knowledge we build a management model that provides you with the ethical framework and skills to apply to law enforcement, security, corrections and juvenile justice.
The Criminal Justice concentration also offers an online. Accelerated Executive Master’s program for working criminal justice professionals which allows you to earn your master’s online in as little as 12 months.

MS in JPS - Criminal Justice Track
The Freedom to Make a Difference
Whatever option you choose, Auburn Montgomery is ready to help you improve your credentials, expand your skill set and raise your earning potential. The next step is yours. Apply for the AUM M.S. in Justice and Public Safety today. 
For more information contact Dr. Ralph Ioimo, Department Head, at 334-244-3691 or

Professor Spotlight

 Dr. Ralph E. Ioimo
 M.S., Police Administration
 B.A., Political Science
 Associate Professor and Department Head,
 Auburn Montgomery

Dr. Ioimo has been with Auburn Montgomery for the past 11 years. In addition to his academic accomplishments, he has over 38 years of law enforcement and public management experience. Nine of those years are direct law enforcement experience as a sworn police officer attaining the rank of Deputy Chief of Police in a city with a population of 150,000. He is a nationally recognized expert in criminal justice information systems, specifically in the areas of police mobile computing, computer-aided dispatch, record management, crime-analysis and support systems. more

Sciences Student of Success

Michael J. Crow
B.S., Justice and Public Safety, ‘78
M.S., Justice and Public Safety, ‘80

Mike Crow is a partner and shareholder with Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. law firm, where he works as a trial lawyer. He focuses his practice on personal injury cases, particularly brain injury, car and truck litigation and cases in which premises owners may be liable for injuries that occur on their site. more


The Outreach Program paralegal certificate courses offered at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, are not ABA-approved. 
Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law. Alabama law prohibits the practice of law by non-lawyers, including legal assistants/paralegals.