School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration
M.P.A.: Criminal Justice
Criminal justice (CJ) is a five-course concentration option for students in the Master of Public Administration program. The Criminal justice concentration was developed to meet the growing demand for well-educated criminal justice administrators. The courses are designed for those who wish to increase their knowledge, improve their productivity, or seek career advancement. Through the collaborative efforts of the School of Criminal Justice and the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration, this concentration is structured to prepare graduates to work cooperatively in a variety of criminal justice environments.
Criminal Justice Curriculum
Students concentrating in criminal justice must complete five of the following courses, for 15 credits. CJ601, CJ604 and PA615 are required. Students whose past experience or career plans suggest a benefit to customizing this curriculum should consult with their advisor.
- CJ 601 Criminal Justice Leadership (required)
- CJ 602 Legal and Ethical Issues
- CJ 603 Community and Media Relationships
- CJ 604 Criminal Justice Policy (required)
- CJ 605 Program Evaluation
- CJ 680 Special Topics Workshop
- PA 615 Public Financial Management (required)
- PA 680 Special Topics Seminars
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