Public Administration (MPA) - Justice Administration Track
Program of Study
|Area 1 Core
|Survey of Public Administration 1
|Public Personnel Administration
|Public Budgeting and Financial Administration
|Organization Theory and Leadership
|Research Methods for Administration
|Legal and Ethical Environment of Administration
|Capstone Course in Public Administration (A grade of "B" or better is required in this course.) 2
|Area 1 Total
|Area 2 Concentration
|Select 15 credits from the following:
|Criminal Justice, Race, and Class
|Courts and Judicial Administration
|Correctional Practices and Problems
|Administration and Management in Justice Systems
|Selected Topics in Criminal Justice
|Comparative Judicial Systems
|Advocacy Practices and Problems in Justice Systems
|Non-Profit Organization and Operations
|Conflict Resolution for Public Managers
|Grant Writing for Public Administration
|National Security Policy
|Area 2 Total
Fall: June 30
Spring: November 30
Send the materials below to the CSU Admissions Office:
- Application + $50 non-refundable application fee
- Immunization information
- Official transcript from each college and university attended
- Verification and proof of Lawful Presence
- A cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.75 in an acceptable earned baccalaureate degree is required.
- One letter of recommendation (PDF) from an employer, past professor, or another person familiar with the applicant's work.
- Statement of purpose which introduces the applicant to the program, outlines their interest in the program, their personal and professional goals, and the relevant work and/or life experiences that they feel qualifies them for the program.
Additional Program Requirements
The MPA degree is subject to the following requirements:
- All students must complete the common core for the degree.
- A minimum B average (3.0) in core courses, with no more than two Cs, and a minimum grade of B in elective courses are required for degree completion.
- A maximum of nine semester hours of credit, taken as a graduate student at an accredited graduate school, may apply toward a master's degree provided the credit was earned not more than seven years prior to the date of completion of the degree. Grades of "C" or below will not be accepted as transfer credit.