Admin of Justice
Master of Public Administration
The Administration of Justice track is designed for students who are both already employed in the criminal justice system as well as those with aspirations to do so. The administration of justice program, as opposed to a traditional criminal justice program, focuses on issues related specifically to justice administration in the 21st century. Areas of focus within the program include leadership, organizational theory, management of criminal justice organizations, and a strong emphasis on “thinking globally, and acting locally.” In this regard, students have the opportunity to focus on international issues, including terrorism, transnational crime, organized crime, and globalization theory. Each area of focus is strongly grounded in practical and theoretical applications.
One of the most exciting developments within the Justice Administration program is implementation of the Graduate Certificate in Justice Administration. This certificate, as with the MPA degree in Justice Administration, can be obtained fully on-line and requires 18 hours of coursework (as opposed to the 36-hour requirement for the Justice Administration degree). Because of this, students can literally be anywhere in the world and complete this certificate in less than a year.
The Comprehensive paper is an integrated part of the PUAD 5023 and the PUAD 6063 classes. To successfully pass the PUAD 6063 class, students must write a paper which meets the department standards.
Any questions regarding the MPA - Administration of Justice program should be directed to the department at firstname.lastname@example.org.