Master of Public Administration and Master of Science in Criminal Justice Studies

MPA/MSCJS Dual Degree Requirements: 18 courses, 54 credits

This dual degree must be declared during the first year of matriculation.

Upon completion of all MPA and MSCJS requirements, students receive two degrees.

MPA Requirements: 10 courses, 30 credits

MPA Core Requirements (6 courses, 18 credits)

P.AD-711Foundations of Public Service and Administration

3

P.AD-713Managing Financial Resources

3

P.AD-716Public Service Human Resource Management

3

P.AD-717Organizational Change

3

P.AD-718Leadership Strategies for an Interconnected World

3

P.AD-890Strategic Management

3

MPA Electives (4 courses, 12 credits)

Choose any four P.AD courses at the 800- or 900-level elective courses.

Students who take CJ-783 do not need to take P.AD-859 and can take an additional MPA elective.

Students with no professional public management experience must take:

P.AD-859Public Service Internship

3

Note: P.AD-859 will count as an elective.

Crime and Justice Studies Requirements: 8 courses, 24 credits

MSCJS Core Requirements (4 courses, 12 credits)

CJ-681Crime and Communities

3

CJ-701Seminar in Crime & Justice

3

CJ-702Research Methods

3

CJ-709Quantitative Analysis

3

Dual degree students may take either CJ-709 Quantitative Analysis or the equivalent P.AD-715 Quantitative Analysis; students who opt to take P.AD-715 must take another Crime & Justice Studies elective in order to fulfill MSCJS credit hours.

MSCJS Electives (4 courses, 12 credits)

Choose four of the following:

CJ-685Seminar in Corrections

3

CJ-686Seminar in Juvenile Justice

3

CJ-687Justice & the Community Courts

3

CJ-688Restorative Justice

3

CJ-691Intimate Violence & Sexual Assault

3

CJ-692Criminal Justice Policy

3

CJ-694Critical Victimology

3

CJ-695Special Topics

3

CJ-698Community-Based Responses to Violence Against Women

3

CJ-704Legal Issues in Criminal Justice System

3

CJ-705Class, Race, Gender & Justice

3

CJ-730Women, Crime, and the Media

3

CJ-731Youth Programming

3

CJ-734Youth Gangs

3

CJ-783Internship in Crime & Justice Studies

3

CJ-910Independent Study

3

About the Dual Degree

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