Admission to the program will be considered both for new students and for students currently enrolled in either the MPA or MSC curricula who have not yet completed 24 hours of study.
Applicants who have not previously been admitted for graduate study will complete an application for admissions to the joint degree program.
Students who are, at the time of application, enrolled as matriculated students in either School but who have not completed 24 semester hours of study, may apply to the second School as an applicant to the joint degree program. Admission to graduate standing in the second department shall constitute admission to the joint degree program.
MPA Requirements (7)
PAD 5050 The Profession of Public Administration
PAD 5106 Public Organization
PAD 5227 Managing Public Financial Resources
PAD 5307 Policy Development and Administration
PAD 5417 Human Resource Management
PAD 5700 Research Design
PAD 5701 Quantitative Analysis in Public Administration
CCJ Requirements (10)
CCJ 5050 Proseminar in Criminology
CCJ 5465 Criminal Justice Administration
CCJ 5485 Public Policy in the Criminal Justice System
CCJ 5605 Criminological Theory I
CCJ 5606 Criminological Theory II
CCJ 5705 Research Methods on Criminology
CCJ 5706 Applied Statistics in Criminology
Administration Specialization Electives (12 hours)
The Student will fulfill an elective concentration in public administration consisting of the completion of a
minimum of four courses for 12 semester hours.
Internship (3 hours in either Public Administration or Criminology)
The student will complete a single internship. Registration may be either PAD 5946 Public Service Internship or CCJ 5945 Field Practice in Criminology.
Professional Paper (3 hours)
The student will prepare a single paper which satisfies the requirements of both the criminology area paper and the public administration action report (PAD 6908 or CCJ 5974). The committee which approves this paper shall consist of three faculty members with at least one faculty member from each of the two Schools.
The student will complete coursework as necessary to fulfill a
total of at least 66 semester hours appropriate to the joint degree.