Dec 05, 2022  
2020-2021 General Catalog 

Master of Public Administration - Criminal Justice Emphasis (M.P.A.)

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to communicate orally and in writing in a way that is productive and effective in a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.
  • Students will be able to solve problems using analytics, critical thinking, ethical thinking, and conceptualizing and applying best practices.
  • Students will be able to participate and contribute to the public fiscal and economic policy progress.
  • Students will be able to lead, manage, and apply effective public governance.
  • Students will be able to articulate and apply public service perspectives, norms, and legal skills.
  • Students will be able to exhibit extensive knowledge of the U.S. Criminal Justice System comprised of law enforcement, courts and corrections.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate ability to manage local, state, and federal law enforcement resources and programs in an effective and ethical manner.
  • Students will be able to navigate organizational structures within the criminal justice system.
  • Students will be able to communicate and coordinate between different levels of law enforcement in the United States.

Program Information

  • Graduate students must complete their program within six (6) years of matriculation.
  • All courses must be passed with a “B-” (2.7) or better to be counted in the program.
  • Students must earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 to graduate. Students who do not meet the 3.0 requirement within two (2) semesters of coursework will be dismissed from the program.

Curriculum Summary (36 Credits)

Experiential Learning Courses (3-6 Credits)

Select two of the following courses for a total of 6 credits. In-service students (those who have at least one year of full-time, relevant work experience) may request an exemption from PADM 6890 - MPA Internship  in exchange for an additional elective course.

Total Credits, M.P.A. Degree: 36


Please note that some students may ultimately earn more credits than listed above for the master’s degree. If the capstone cannot be completed within one (1) semester, students must be enrolled continuously in PADM 6999 - Capstone Continuance  until completion.

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