MPA in Inspection and Oversight

MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION in

INSPECTION AND OVERSIGHT

Director: Professor Warren Benton

The Master of Public Administration Program in Inspection and Oversight at John Jay College of Criminal Justice prepares students for public service careers in inspection and oversight organizations. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), this 42-credit program promotes the values of diversity, equity, integrity, ethical conduct, efficiency, effectiveness, and professionalism. The program seeks to inspire students to the highest ideals of citizenship and public service, reinforced by commitment to accountability, transparency, equity and fairness. The program offers students the opportunity to acquire the professional and political knowledge and skills, based on academic studies, public service experience and partnerships with faculty in scholarly endeavors.

Specializations are offered in the following fields:

· Fiscal Policy Analysis and Oversight

· Organizational Assessment and Monitoring

· International Inspection and Oversight

· Investigation and Operational Inspection


Degree Requirements

Students enrolled in the Public Administration-Inspector General Track are required to complete 42 course credits. Students are also required to pass the qualifying examination, which is administered as a part of PAD 700. Complete information about the MPAQE is found at the MPA section of the John Jay College website. Students are advised to complete PAD 700 and the two other core foundation courses PAD 702 and PAD 705 within the first 15 credits of matriculation.

Failure to complete any of the requirements described in the paragraph above will result in a student not being permitted to register for future classes without the explicit permission of the program director.

Additional information. Students who enrolled for the first time at the College in September 2011 or thereafter must complete the program in the form presented in this bulletin. Students who enrolled prior to that date and have consistently maintained matriculation, may choose the form shown here or the version of the program in place at their time of enrollment.

Credits


Required Courses Subtotal: 21

Public Administration 700 Public Administration

Public Administration 702 Human Resources Management

Public Administration 705 Organization Theory and Management

Public Administration 740 Public Sector Inspection and Oversight

Public Administration 742 Public Sector Accounting and Auditing (Prerequisite: PAD 740)

Public Administration 758 Ethics, Integrity and Accountability

Public Administration 771 MPA Capstone Seminar

Students with an undergraduate Public Administration major and a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better may request a waiver of PAD 700 from the program director. No course can be used to satisfy a foundation requirement and a specialization requirement.


Research Methods and Quantitative Skills Subtotal: 6

Students must complete a course from the following categories:

· Research Methods

Public Administration 715 Research Methods in Public Administration

· Quantitative Methods and Information Management

Public Administration 713* Management of Information and Technology

Public Administration 745 Program Development and Evaluation

Public Administration 747* Techniques in Policy Analysis

Public Administration 770* Cases and Techniques in Quantitative Policy Analysis

* There is no course prerequisite for PAD 747 or PAD 713. However, computer skills and experience are assumed for PAD 713. Students who need additional computer skills will be directed by the program director to other places in the College where they may be obtained. PAD 715 is a prerequisite for PAD 745 and PAD 770.


Specialization and Elective Courses Subtotal: 15

Students should declare their specialization upon the completion of 12 credits. Except where otherwise noted, students must complete three courses listed under a specialization and two elective courses selected from courses in their particular specialization or from courses in other specializations in the MPA Program in Public Policy and Administration and the MPA Program in Inspection and Oversight, or as approved by the program director. These two elective courses may include PAD 780 (Internship), PAD 755 (Writing for Management) and PAD 800 courses as approved by the program director. Dual specializations are permissible if the student has fulfilled the requirements of both specializations.

· Fiscal Policy Analysis and Oversight

This concentration prepares students for professional careers in investigating financial-related crimes. The concentration has two required courses.

Required Courses

Public Administration 701 Fraud, Waste and Corruption

Public Administration 749 Public Sector Accounting and Auditing

Electives

Criminal Justice 753 Investigating Cybercrime

Public Administration 706 Bureaupathology

Public Administration 726 The Politics and Process of Outsourcing

Public Administration 731 Oversight by Independent, Regulatory and Political Authorities

Public Administration 741 Administrative Law and Regulation

Public Administration 745 Program Development and Evaluation

Public Administration 770 Cases and Techniques in Quantitative Policy Analysis


· Organizational Assessment and Monitoring

This specialization prepares students to assess, evaluate and monitor the performance of public and not-for-profit agencies. The concentration is particularly appropriate for students interested in professional careers in performance auditing and regulation. This concentration has two required courses.

Required Courses

Public Administration 714 Organizational Performance Assessment

Public Administration 745 Program Development and Evaluation

Electives

Public Administration 701 Fraud, Abuse, Waste and Corruption

Public Administration 726 The Politics and Process of Outsourcing

Public Administration 731 Oversight by Independent, Regulatory and Political Authorities

Public Administration 741 Administrative Law and Regulation

Public Administration 748 Project Management

Public Administration 749 Public Sector Accounting and Auditing II (Prerequisite: PAD 742)

Public Administration 770* Cases and Techniques in Quantitative Policy Analysis


· International Inspection and Oversight

This specialization examines how inspection and oversight are conducted in international and multi-national contexts. This specialization has two required courses.

Required Courses

Public Administration 718 International Public Policy and Administration

Public Administration 772 International Inspection and Oversight

Electives

Criminal Justice 744 Terrorism and Politics

Criminal Justice 759 Comparative Police Administration

Criminal Justice 774 Immigration and Crime

Criminal Justice 779 The Female Offender in Western Society

Public Administration 746 Comparative Public Administration


· Investigation and Operational Inspection

This specialization prepares students for responsibilities involving the investigation and inspection of individual and organization conduct and performance in public agencies, with an emphasis on fraud, waste and abuse. The specialization has two required courses.

Required Courses

Criminal Justice 754/Public Administration 754 Investigative

Techniques

Public Administration 701 Fraud, Abuse, Waste and Corruption

Electives

Criminal Justice 739 Crime Mapping

Criminal Justice 751 Crime Scene Investigation

Public Administration 706 Bureaupathology

Public Administration 710 The Law of Public Employment

Public Administration 726 The Politics and Process of Outsourcing

Public Administration 745 Program Development and Evaluation

Public Administration 749 Public Sector Accounting and Auditing II (Prerequisite: PAD 742)

Total: 42