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.
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.