Master of Public Administration -
Criminal Justice Administration Concentration

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to resolve societal problems. The MPA program prepares graduates for careers in public, non-profit, and private organizations in which they can develop, implement, and manage public programs and public policies.

Upon completion of the program, students should be able to do the following:

  1. Analyze problem‐solving strategies for implementation in public/non‐profit agencies.
  2. Apply ethical principles related to multiculturalism and gender equity to resolve ethical dilemmas in the workplace.
  3. Evaluate public sector budgets.
  4. Manage the public policy process to improve organizations.

Criminal Justice Administration Concentration

Created 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. 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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Graduates will successfully complete 36 semester hours outlined below
Curriculum / Semester Hours
  Courses Semester Hours  
Major Requirements 24
Concentration 12
Total 36
Curriculum / Semester Hours
  Courses Semester Hours  
Major Requirements 24
PUA 5301 - Administration of Public Institutions 3
PUA 5302 - Public Administration Ethics 3
PUA 5303 - Organizational Theory 3
PUA 5304 - Quantitative Research Methods 3
PUA 5305 - Public Finance and Budgeting 3
PUA 5306 - Public Policy 3
PUA 5307 - Strategic Planning 3
PUA 5308 - MPA Seminar 3
Curriculum / Semester Hours
  Courses Semester Hours  
Criminal Justice Administration Concentration 12
MCJ 5135 - Theory of Crime and Criminology 3
MCJ 5390 - Critical Analysis of Criminal Justice Administration 3
MCJ 6230 - Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice 3
MCJ 6530 - Critical Analysis of Criminal Justice Public Policy 3

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