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Degree Pathway, Master of Public Administration - Justice Administration

Sample Degree Pathway for Master of Arts - Public Administration

All programs are 39 credits, consisting of 6 required courses, 2 courses from the flexible core, and 6 courses within a specialized option.
Required Courses
Course #Course NameCr.
MPAD.5010Foundations for Public Administration3
ACCT.5010Financial Accounting2
MPAD.5020Public & Non Profit Budgeting and Financial Management3
MPAD.5030Public & Non Profit Management & Leadership3
MPAD.5040Data Analysis3
MPAD.5050Professional Practicum1
Required Courses - Flexible Core (pick 2)
Course #Course NameCr.
MPAD.5045Advanced Research with Survey Data3
MPAD.5150Public and Non-profit Personnel Management3
MPAD.5900Special Topics in Applied Public Policy and Management3
PSYC.5460Grant Writing3
PSYC.6110 or CRIM.5950Program Evaluation
MPAD.5100Public Policy Analysis3
Managing Workplace Diversity 
(required for Human Service Management option)
Required Courses for Justice Administration
Course #Course NameCr.
CRIM.5200Administration of Justice3
MPAD.6010Capstone Experience3
Required for Justice Administration (pick 2)
Course #Course NameCr.
CRIM.5910Criminal Justice Research Design3
CRIM.5270Management & Administration of the Courts (Applied Management track)3
CRIM.5920Justice Information Systems (Technical Skills track)3

Elective Courses for Justice Administration (pick 3)
Course #Course NameCr.
CRIM.5210Managing Justice Organizations3
CRIM.5220Issues in Policing3
CRIM.5230Courts and Sentencing
CRIM.5240Issues in Corrections3
CRIM.5270Management & Administration of the Courts3
CRIM.5910Criminal Justice Research Design3
CRIM.5920Justice Information Systems3
CRIM.6500Violence in America3
CRIM.6800Selected Topics (Access to Justice, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Specialty Courts)3

Other electives may be selected with approval of the graduate coordinator.

Total Credits = 39

Last updated: 1/10/2019