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  Camden Graduate Catalog 2021-2023 Graduate School-Camden Criminal Justice 202 Dual-Degree Program  

Dual-Degree Program

Dual Degree Program: M.A./M.P.A.

The graduate programs in criminal justice and public policy and administration offer a 48-credit dual curriculum leading to the master of arts (M.A.) and master of public administration (M.P.A.) degrees. Special application procedures apply: students apply separately and independently to the graduate programs in criminal justice and in public policy and administration, and must be accepted into both programs. For course selection, admitted students must consult with the directors of each program. 

Criminal Justice Core Courses (9 credits)
56:202:500  Policy Analysis in Criminal Justice (3)
56:202:600  Research Methods in Criminal Justice (3)
56:202:601  Data Analysis in Criminal Justice (3) 

Criminal Justice Elective Courses (12 credits from approved courses, including the following)
56:202:510  Criminal Justice Issues and Trends (3)
56:202:513  Criminology (3)
56:202:520  Systems of Criminal Justice (3)
56:202:522  Juvenile Justice (3)
56:202:529  Law and Society (3)
56:202:540  Victimology (3)
56:202:552  Community Corrections (3)
56:202:573  Violent Crime (3)
56:202:605  Gender, Crime, and Justice (3)

Public Administration Core Courses (15 credits)

56:834:505  Organizational Behavior (3)
56:834:515  Introduction to Public Budgeting and Finance (3)
56:834:525  Public and Nonprofit Management (3)
56:834:536  Public Information Systems (3)
56:834:553  Financial Management of Public Program (3)

Public Administration Electives (12 credits from the following)

56:834:503  Law and Public Policy (3)
56:834:557  Human Resources Management (3)
56:834:558  Executive Leadership and Communication Skills (3)
56:834:559  Ethics in the Public Sector (3)
56:834:570  Labor-Management Relations in the Private and Public Sectors (3)

In addition to completing 48 credits, dual-degree students must also write and successfully defend a thesis or pass comprehensive examinations in criminal justice policy analysis, research methods, data analysis, and an elective area.

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