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Combined Degree Programs

Take advantage of our exciting opportunities to get a head start on your MPA-CJ with our combined degree programs.

In addition to tuition incentives, you will be able to enter the workforce sooner through these accelerated programs. The MPA-CJ program prepares you for a variety of professional careers, including those found in govenment, public service, and the non-profit sector both in crimncal justice agencies and more broadly.


4+1 COMBINED DEGREE for STAC Students
Are you interested in a career in the public or non-profit sector?

If you are thinking about a career in public service, please consider the Combined B.S. and MPA-CJ (4+1) program at STAC. The 36 credit Master of Public Administration in Criminal Justice offers an excellent preparation for your career, and positions you for a variety of public and non-profit professional careers. Best of all, the combined degree program allows you to complete your MPA-CJ within a year of earning your B.S. degree!

The 4+1 program is open to all majors. Courses provie a breadth of knowledge in many subject areas. Depending on your major, and the free electives you have available, you can take up to 12 credits while still a senior or advanced junior, and earn credits towards both degrees. In other words, you would earn 12 graduate credits while paying undergraduate tuition.

Getting a head start on your MPA-CJ degree will save you both time and money!

From MPA-CJ and STAC graduate, Tyiana Nunez:
"Having the opportunity to get a head start on my MPA-CJ during my undergraduate years has helped me excel to where I am today, ready to begin a career in the field. Not only has the program helped fast track my MPA, but it has allowed me to explore the world of public administration and a variety of careers. You get to be a part of an amazing community of faculty, staff, and students who are there every step of the way to see you succeed."

For more information, please contact the MPA-CJ Program Director, Dr. Ellen Chayet, [email protected] to plan your program.


2+2+1 Combined Degree Program for Rockland Community College (RCC) Transfer Students

We are excited to announce a new, accelerated 2+2+1 Combined Degree (5-year) MPA-CJ program for RCC transfer students who major in criminal justice. You can earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as little as 3 years after transferring to STAC! 

If you are interested in a career in public service, the 36 credit Master of Public Administration in Criminal Justice offers excellent preparation, and positions you for a variety of public and non-profit professional careers.

 

The transfer pathway to earning the B.S. and MPA-CJ from STAC involves:

  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice RCC (2 years) Required for acceptance
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice STAC (2 years)
  • Master of Public Administration in Criminal Justice STAC (1 year)

Requirements for the Combined Degree Programs

Requirements for the 4+1 Combined Degree Program for STAC Students
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Requirements for the 2+2+1 Combined Degree Program for RCC Transfer Students
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For more information, contact the MPA-CJ Program Director, Dr. Ellen Chayet, [email protected] to plan your program.