May 22, 2018
The primary objective of the concentration in Criminal Justice Administration is to provide advanced education in administration and policy analysis to persons already employed in agencies in the criminal justice system. The educational needs of those with specialized, technical, or liberal arts degrees, and others with limited or outdated training in administration are addressed.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.
Knowledge Base. Same as for the General Program.
Requirements. Thirty-nine credits (forty-two credits for students requiring an internship), as follows:
- Core Courses (15 credits).
PUB 500 - Politics, Policy, and Public Administration. (3)
PUB 501 - Administrative Organization and Behavior. (3)
HCR 506 / PUB 506 - Research Methods. (3)
PUB 502 - Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations. (3)
PUB 503 - Personnel Issues in Public Service. (3)
PUB 571 / ECN 571 - Public Economics. (3)
PUB 596 / POL 596 - Intergovernmental Relations. (3)
- Administrative Functions and Processes (12 credits).
PUB 504 - Ethical Issues in Public Administration. (3)
PUB 530 / POL 530 - The Administration of Justice. (3)
PUB 532 - Policing Contemporary Society. (3)
PUB 533 - Incarceration, Community Corrections, and Public Policy. (3)
PUB 534 - Administration of Trial Courts. (3)
PUB 518 / HCR 518 - Budgeting in Public and Nonprofit Organizations. (3)
PUB 519 / POL 520 - Law and Administrative Processes. (3)
PUB 528 / POL 528 - Criminal Justice and the Constitution. (3)
SOC 585 - Sociology of Law.
- Analytical Methods (6 credits).
PUB 523 - Accounting in Government and Non-Profit Organizations. (3)
ECN 575 / PUB 575 - Cost-Benefit Analysis. (3)
PUB 580 / ECN 580 - Quantitative Methods for Public Administration. (3)
PUB 508 / HCR 508 - Evaluation of Services and Programs. (3)
PUB 527 / HCR 527 / PSY 527 - Personnel Selection and Evaluation. (3)
- Applied Research (6 credits).
PUB 593 - Practicum in Research Design. (3)
PUB 595 / HCR 595 - Practicum in Applied Research. (3)
PUB 502 - Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations. *(3)
PUB 596 / POL 596 - Intergovernmental Relations. *(3)
PUB 571 / ECN 571 - Public Economics. *(3)
ECN 575 - Cost-Benefit Analysis. *(3)
- Internship (0-3 credits).
PUB 590 . The internship is not required of those students who hold full-time employment in agencies in the criminal justice system.
*Each of these courses requires a substantial research project similar in scope to PUB 595 and cannot be double counted to meet requirements in any other section of the MPA program.