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Master of Public Administration
The Master of Public Administration Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice prepares students for public service careers in government agencies, especially in the uniformed and protective services, justice organizations, international and military organizations, and inspection and oversight agencies. This policy and management program seeks to inspire students to the highest ideals of citizenship and public service. It offers students the opportunity to acquire professional and political knowledge and skills, together with consideration of ethical issues, necessary for effective public service. As a result, graduates of these programs bring intellectual acuity, moral commitment and professional competence to the public work force. Accredited by the National Association of School of Public Affairs and Administration, the 42-credit curriculum of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program offers two tracks: Traditional Master of Public Administration Program that prepares students as managers, analysts and policy specialists within government agencies; or the Master of Public Administration-Inspector General Program that prepares students to apply the core disciplines and perspectives of public administration from an oversight perspective. Concentrations in the Master of Public Administration are offered in the following fields: Court Administration, Emergency Management, Human Resources Management, Law and Public Management, Management and Operations, Urban Affairs. (Requirements & Concentrations, Admissions)
Program Director: Professor Marilyn Rubin, Department of Public Management, 212.237.8091, mrubin@jjay.cuny.edu
MPA Program Administrator & Student Advisor: Robert Sermier, Department of Public Management, 212.237.8484, rsermier@jjay.cuny.edu

Master of Public Administration – Inspector General Track
The traditional Master of Public Administration Program prepares students for public service within agencies as managers, analysts and policy specialists. The Master of Public Administration-Inspector General Program prepares students to apply the core disciplines and perspectives of public administration from an oversight perspective. The 42-credit Inspector General curriculum, while sharing many of the traditional MPA program courses, puts greater emphasis on auditing and accounting in its core curriculum, and has concentrations related to inspection and oversight. Students in this program are prepared for careers involving the assessment of performance of public agencies, and as managers in public and not-for-profit organizations with auditing, oversight and investigative responsibilities. Concentrations are offered in the following fields: Fiscal Policy Analysis and Oversight, International Inspection and Oversight, Investigations and Operational Inspection, Organizational Assessment and Monitoring. (Requirements & Concentrations, Admissions)
IG Track Director: Professor Warren Benton, Department of Public Management, 212.237.8089, nbenton@jjay.cuny.edu

MPA Extension Program at West Point
Military personnel and their family members, as well as civilians, are eligible to take courses in John Jay’s Master of Public Administration Programs, both the traditional MPA and the Inspector-General track, through an extension program at the campus of the United States Military Academy at West Point. For further information about this program, call 845.446.5959.

Baccalaureate/Master’s Program in Public Administration
Qualified undergraduate students may enter the Baccalaureate/Master’s Program and thereby graduate with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in public administration. (Eligibility & Requirements)
Program Director: Professor Chitra Raghavan, Department of Psychology, 212.237.8417, bamadirector@jjay.cuny.edu

Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration
The major in Public Administration examines decision making and management in public agencies. It introduces students to the field of public administration, including its scope, content, literature and relationship to other disciplines. The curriculum offers a basic understanding of the environment of public policy, including political and legal institutions and processes; economic and social institutions and processes; organization and management concepts; human resources administration; concepts and techniques of finance management; and quantitative and qualitative analytical skills. (Requirements & Prerequisites, Admissions)
Advisor: Professor Maria D’Agostino, Department of Public Management, 212.237.8068, mdagostino@jjay.cuny.edu

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and Planning
The Criminal Justice Administration and Planning major focuses on planning, policy analysis, policy implementation and management as applied to the criminal justice system. The major is designed to introduce students to the American criminal justice system, expose students to management issues and methods based on a chosen area of the criminal justice system or disciplinary perspective, introduce ethical considerations, and provide students with basic academic and management skills. (Requirements & Prerequisites, Admissions)
Advisor: Professor Richard Culp, Department of Public Management, 212.237.8929, rculp@jjay.cuny.edu

Minor in Public Administration
Wherever a career leads, it will inevitably involve management. The minor in Public Administration gives students an understanding of how administration works, how policy gets made, and how to excel as a manager in government, non-profit and corporate organizations. The supervision, planning and budgeting skills you acquire in the Public Administration minor will prove valuable as you advance towards a leadership role in any organization that helps carry out the business of government. (Requirements)




Warren Benton, Chairperson
445 West 59th Street, Room 3524 North Hall, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212.237.8089, Email: nbenton@jjay.cuny.edu