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Master of Public Administration Programs at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice offers two Master of Public Administration (MPA) programs: MPA in Policy Administration and MPA in Inspection and Oversight. These programs inspire students to reach the highest ideals of public service and citizenship. They also enable them to acquire professional expertise and political knowledge through academic instruction, public service experience, and research collaborations with faculty members. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, students can complete these 42-credit programs in two years of full-time study and four years of part-time study. They are offered in several venues and formats. Both programs are delivered in a traditional classroom format, with classes taking place on weekday evenings, on Saturdays, and online. The MPA in Inspection and Oversight program can be completed entirely online. In addition, the MPA Public Policy and Administration program is offered on the campus of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Civilians as well as military personnel and their family members are eligible to complete courses at this location.

MPA in Policy Administration Program

The MPA in Public Policy and Administration program prepares students for leadership positions in independent organizations and public agencies. It also equips them to advance public policy and administration through applied and scholarly research and community service. Its curriculum includes 21 credits of required courses, 6 credits of research methods and quantitative skills courses, and 15 credits of specialization and elective courses. Specializations are listed below. - Court Administration - Criminal Justice Policy and Administration - Emergency Management - Human Resources Management - Law and Public Management - Management and Operations - Urban Affairs

MPA in Inspection and Oversight Program

The MPA in Inspection and Oversight is the only MPA program in the country that focuses on inspection and oversight and the responsibilities of the Inspector General. It prepares students for public service roles in inspection and oversight organizations. It also equips them to advance public policy and administration through applied and scholarly research and community service. Its curriculum includes 21 credits of required courses, 6 credits of research methods and quantitative skills courses, and 15 credits of specialization and elective courses. Specializations are listed below. - Forensic Accounting - Independent and Contractual Inspection and Oversight - International Inspection and Oversight - Investigation and Operational Inspection - Justice Policy and Oversight (Honors Specialization) - Law and Inspection and Oversight - Organizational Assessment and Monitoring

Engaged Faculty

MPA faculty members are committed to their students' success. They teach, mentor, and collaborate with students to ensure that they reach their academic and professional goals. As experienced practitioners and accomplished scholars, they bring both practical know-how and theoretical knowledge to the classroom. For example, Dr. F. Warren "Ned" Benton, a certified inspector general, is a professor and the chair of the Department of Public Management. He is also director of the MPA Inspector General Program. A prolific researcher and author, Benton has written numerous articles, books, plans, reports, and studies. Prior to joining the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Benton was director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and director of planning for the National Clearinghouse for Criminal Justice Planning and Architecture.

Financial Aid at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice helps graduate students finance their education. It offers federal grants and loans, state grants, scholarships, and federal work-study. Students in need of financial assistance can complete the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) online. The application gathers basic information to determine applicants' eligibility for federal financial aid programs.

Career Services for MPA Students

Career services include the Graduate Career Advising Office and Career Development Center. The Graduate Career Advising Office helps students create a career plan and obtain lucrative employment. Students can meet with advisers one-on-one to discuss their career interests and goals. The Career Development Center serves undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni. Its online portal, John Jay Careers Online, allows students to search for cooperative education opportunities, internships, and jobs and post their resumes online. It also includes an events calendar; online registration for professional development events; and information about careers, employers, and industries.

Student Life

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice provides a "holistic" educational experience for students of diverse backgrounds. To this end, it offers a comprehensive range of academic and support resources. Support resources include accessibility, childcare, counseling, healthcare, housing, and veteran's services. Academic resources include academic advisement, career services, and tutoring services. Co-curricula opportunities include community outreach projects, cultural and athletic events, and student clubs.

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Established in 1964, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice is one of the senior colleges in the City University of New York system. Its innovative academic programs integrate the arts, humanities, and sciences with professional studies. As a result, students graduate fully equipped to obtain rewarding positions in many fields including corrections, fire and emergency management, forensic science, law, private security, social work, and teaching. The college offers more than 15,000 students 27 majors, 40 minors, 11 master's programs, and 3 doctoral programs.

A Rich and Rewarding Location

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice is located in New York City, New York in the northeastern region of the United States. Its location provides easy access to a wealth of civic, cultural, dining, employment, entertainment, and shopping opportunities.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

173
Applied
158
Accepted
139
Enrolled
91%

Applying

125
Application Fee - Domestic
No
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 30th June 1st Yes
Spring deadline December 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum B average

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 500

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

415
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 23.13%
Black or African American 35.42%
White or Caucasian 25%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 11.08%

Gender

Male (47%)
Female (52%)

Location & Contact

Address 524 West 59th Street
New York, NY  10019
United States
Contact Dr. Marilyn Rubin
Phone: 212-237-8000

John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York
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