Criminal Justice Administration

Criminal Justice Administration Concentration (Master of Public Administration)

 

The primary objective of the concentration in Criminal Justice Administration is to provide advanced education in administration and policy anaylsis to persons already employed in agencies in the criminal justice system.  The educational needs of those with specialized, technical, or liberal arts degree, and others with limited or outdated training in administration are addressed.  Designed to serve those seeking to update knowledge to deal with the more complex and numerous tasks facing professionals in the criminal justice system, the concentration includes study of contemporary developments in criminal justice administration, most notably the interdependence between preprosecutorial and post-prosecutorial agencies and functions and the close relationship between administration and policy.

Requirements


Thirty-six credits, as follows:

A. Core Courses (12 credits)


  • PUB 500 - Politics, Policy, and Public Administration. (3).
  • PUB 501 - Administrative Organization and Behavior. (3).
  • PUB 502 - Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations. (3).
  • PUB 504 - Ethical Issues in Public Administration. (3).

B. Administrative Functions and Processes (12 credits)


  • PUB 530 - The Administration of Justice. (3).
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  • POL 530 - The Administration of Justice. (3).
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  • PUB 533 - Incarceration, Community Corrections, and Public Policy. (3).
  • PUB 534 - Administration of Trial Courts. (3).
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  • One from:

  • PUB 503 - Personnel Issues in Public Service. (3).
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  • PUB 518 - Budgeting in Public and Nonprofit Organizations. (3).
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  • HCR 518 - Budgeting in Public and Nonprofit Organizations. (3).
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  • PUB 519 - Law and Administrative Processes. (3).
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  • POL 520 - Law and Administrative Processes. (3).
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  • PUB 524 - Employment, Law and Public Policy. (3).
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  • HCR 524 - Employment, Law and Public Policy. (3)
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  • PUB 540 - Volunteerism and the Independent Sector. (3).
  • PUB 547 - Grants Administration and Implementation. (3).
  • PUB 549 - Green Community Development. (3).
  • PUB 594 - Grantwriting and Administration in Public and Nonprofit Agency Settings. (3).
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  • PUB 596 - Intergovernmental Relations. (3).
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  • POL 596 - Intergovernmental Relations. (3).

C. Analytical Methods (9 credits)


  • PUB 585 - Applied Research Methods for Administrators. (3).
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  • EDL 670 - Applied Research Methods for Administrators. (3).
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  • Two from:

  • PUB 508 - Evaluation of Services and Programs. (3).
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  • HCR 508 - Evaluation of Services and Programs. (3).
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  • PUB 523 - Accounting in Government and Non-Profit Organizations. (3).
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  • PUB 571 - Public Economics. (3).
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  • ECN 571 - Public Economics. (3).
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  • PUB 580 - Quantitative Methods for Public Administration. (3).
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  • ECN 580 - Quantitative Methods for Public Administration. (3).

D. Applied Research or Applied Experience (3 credits)


  • PUB 590 - Internship. (3).
  • PUB 599 - Special Topics in Public Administration. (3).

Note


With consent of the program director, up to six credits in the following courses may be applied to the program:

  • PUB 589 - Independent Study in Public Administration. (1-3).
  • PUB 599 - Special Topics in Public Administration. (3).


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