Criminal Justice Policy and Administration

The Master of Professional Studies in Criminal Justice Policy and Administration (CJPA) degree program capitalizes on Penn State‚Äôs strengths as a premier research institution to provide an advanced professional degree in criminal justice policy and administration. Combining theory and applied research, this degree allows professionals and students entering the work force to gain graduate level expertise in this growing, applied field of study. The degree caters to professionals in criminal justice (broadly, policing, courts, corrections, probation/parole, and treatment), government, administration, and offender or victim services. The 30-credit program of study emphasizes social science perspectives to the study of criminal justice. The degree consists of core courses (18 credits) and allows students to choose from among several electives.  

Degree Conferred: M.P.S.
Program Code: CJPA