Course Offerings

The MPA-CJ builds upon our successful undergraduate Criminal Justice program. We feature classes taught by faculty in our School of Arts and Social Sciences, and in the School of Business. The 36-credit degree requires 9 classes and a selection of 3 additional electives, based on your interest and professional goals, selected from a divese array of offerings. The program culminates in a 6-credit independent project, the Capstone, which is supervised by program faculty. The MPA-CJ is open to any undergraduate major.

For more information, please visit our Combined Degree Programs page.

Learning Outcomes

MPA-CJ Program of Study
Learn from these exciting courses with outstanding faculty who combine excellent teaching with accomplished professional careers.

Required courses (9) you will study while an MPA-CJ student that will prepare you for a variety of careers in the public and non-profit world:

  • Financial Accounting  
  • Management Theory and Practice
  • Administrative Law 
  • Statistics for Decision Makers
  • Public and Non-Profit Administration
  • Evaluation and Evidence-Based Research
  • Criminal Justice Policy, Planning, and Analysis
  • Capstone Seminar (After completing all program requirements, taken while working on your Project.)
  • Capstone Project (Independent study taken in conjunction with Capstone Seminar.)

Elective Courses (3) to further develop your interests:

  • Leadership, Ethics, and Criminal Justice
  • Law in the Workplace
  • Professional Communication Strategies
  • Organizational Behavior 
  • Managing Changes and Conflicts
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing Concepts/Strategies
  • Management Information Systems 
  • Managerial Finance 
  • Other course(s) of interest

TRANSFER Credits and combined degree programs

To get a head start on your deree, please see our Combined Degree Programs.

For information on transfer credits and waivers of undergraduate courses, please see the Graduate Catalog.

Get started on your degree!