Master of Public Administration
From violent crime to public order offenses, the Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice focuses on applied problem-solving skills. Through course work and an emphasis on student research, students receive specialized knowledge and technical skills in budgeting, planning, personnel administration, legal issues in criminal justice, police strategies, and social policymaking.
Graduates typically achieve continued success in their present careers or are successful in obtaining other career positions related to their interests.
Offered as a collaborative program between the Department of Political Science & Public Administration and Department of Criminal Justice, the MPA with Concentration in Criminal Justice is designed to accommodate working professionals as well as recent graduates.
Successful completion of thirty-six (36) semester hours of credit is required for the Master of Public Administration with Concentration in Criminal Justice degree. Students typically complete the degree within four semesters.
Fall semester: August 1st
Spring semester: December 1st
Summer sessions: May 1st
Student Learning Outcomes