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Master of Public Administration – Criminal Justice Administration Concentration

master of public administration – criminal justice administration concentration

Description

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to resolve societal problems. The MPA program prepares graduates for careers in public, non-profit, and private organizations in which they can develop, implement, and manage public programs and public policies.

THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY’s online Master of Public Administration with a concentration in criminal justice administration combines theory with the practical industry knowledge. This degree program touches on a variety of topics including crime theory, constitutional law and more. The MPA with a concentration in criminal justice administration prepares graduates for career advancement in agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation and state and local law enforcement agencies.

Upon completion of the program, students should be able to do the following:
  • Analyze problem-solving strategies for implementation in public/non-profit agencies.
  • Apply ethical principles related to multiculturalism and gender equity to resolve ethical dilemmas in the workplace.
  • Evaluate public sector budgets.
  • Manage the public policy process to improve organizations.

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Curriculum

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to resolve societal problems. The MPA program prepares graduates for careers in public, non-profit, and private organizations in which they can develop, implement, and manage public programs and public policies.

Created for public managers interested in working in law enforcement and seeking to improve analytical and problem-solving skills through advanced theory-to-practice training in the field. Prepares public managers for career advancements in agencies such as Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Marshals, and state and local law enforcement agencies.

Major Requirements | Total Required Semester Hours: 24

CONCENTRATION COURSES : TOTAL REQUIRED SEMESTER HOURS: 12 HOURS

Department Contact Info

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Phone: +1 202-773-8688
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Tuition Rates

Our goal is to provide the strongest online academic programs at an affordable rate. On average, our tuition is less than half the cost of our competitors.

Ways to Save

Paying for school is possible. At THE AU, there are many Ways to Save including scholarships, Learning Partnerships and more.
  • Transfer Credits Accepted
  • Textbooks Included
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  • Scholarships

Flexible Online Learning Options

Giving our students the flexibility they need to fit education into their busy schedules is at the core of our mission. Our courses are designed to accommodate working professionals, moms, dads, and anyone else who is balancing school with other life commitments.

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Start anytime with LifePace Learning®. Progress through your course in as early as four weeks or as long as 10 weeks.

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Term Enrollment

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Complete assignments at your own pace while working within set course start and end dates. A term lasts approximately nine weeks.

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  • Choose From 11 Term Start Dates Per Year
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