Master of Public Administration -
Criminal Justice Administration

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) Degree Program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to build strong healthy communities and work effectively and efficiently with private partners and not-for-profit and public sector organizations. The primary purpose of the MPA Program is to prepare graduates for career advancement in public service through student-centered education and real-world case learning that empowers students to problem-solve and appropriately respond with strategic plans in justice administration, and emergency disaster situations.

To achieve the objective of this program, the following learning outcomes have been established:

  1. Students will be able to analyze problem solving strategies for implementation in public/non-profit agencies.
  2. Students will be able to apply ethical principles related to multiculturalism, and gender equity to resolve ethical dilemmas at work.
  3. Students will be able to evaluate strategies for managing political budgets for effective decision-making about costs and benefits in the public sector.
  4. Students will be able to apply the public policy process to the pragmatic application of policy making models.

Criminal Justice Administration Concentration

The MPA Criminal Justice Administration concentration is for public managers interested in working in law enforcement and seeking to improve analytical and problem-solving skills through advanced theory-to-practice training in the field. The MPA CJA concentration prepares public managers for career advancements in agencies such as Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Marshals, and state and local law enforcement agencies.

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