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Post University's Criminal Justice and MPA Degree Programs


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Information on Post University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program and Master in Public Administration (MPA) program (including curriculum, courses, credits, and costs) for aspiring and current public sector professionals.

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Post University's Criminal Justice and MPA Degree Programs

  1. 1. MPA Degree Program CT-FBINA -October Meeting Dr. Jim Nardozzi, Deputy Chief (Ret.) Waterbury PD
  2. 2. MPA Program Overview <ul><li>37 Credit online program </li></ul><ul><li>Consists of 5 MBA courses and 7 MPA courses </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for adult learners to take only one course each MOD </li></ul><ul><li>Aimed at government, military, and non-profit employees </li></ul>
  3. 3. MPA Admissions <ul><li>Bachelor degree, 3.0+ GPA, 3 years full-time work experience, two letters of recommendation. </li></ul><ul><li>More work experience allows for lower entry level GPA. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tuition <ul><li>$500.00/credit </li></ul><ul><li>10% discount for partner organizations </li></ul>
  5. 5. Transfer Credits <ul><li>Up to 9 graduate credits may transfer into the MPA program from another accredited university upon review and acceptance by the Director of the MPA program. </li></ul>
  6. 6. MPA Curriculum <ul><li>Foundation Courses: </li></ul><ul><li>BUS501 – Economic Foundations of Applied Accounting and Finance </li></ul><ul><li>BUS505 – Organizational Creativity, Discovery, and Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>BUS508 – The Future of Leadership and Management </li></ul><ul><li>BUS515 – Organizational Dynamics and Effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>BUS530 – Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>Core Courses: </li></ul><ul><li>PAD601 – The History and Future of Public Administration </li></ul><ul><li>PAD616 – Public Policy </li></ul><ul><li>PAD625 – Labor Law and Labor Relations </li></ul><ul><li>PAD634 – Public Finance Policy and Application </li></ul><ul><li>PAD645 – Risk Management for Public Administrators </li></ul><ul><li>PAD656 – Readings and Research in Public Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Capstone Course and Culminating Experience : </li></ul><ul><li>PAD698 - Capstone I (2 credits) </li></ul><ul><li>PAD699 - Capstone II (2 credits) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Resources <ul><li>Advising </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Website links </li></ul><ul><li>Professional organizations - ASPA </li></ul>
  8. 8. Questions? <ul><li>Thank you, </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Jim Nardozzi </li></ul><ul><li>203-596-4659 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  9. 9. B.S. in Criminal Justice Degree <ul><li>CT-FBINA -October Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Flebotte, MS, Acting Chief (Ret.) Granville, Massachusetts PD </li></ul>
  10. 10. B.S. in Criminal Justice <ul><li>120 credits, on-ground or online program </li></ul><ul><li>Academic credit awarded for successful completion of police academy, FBINA, and In-service training. </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 90 credits may transfer into Post University towards your B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice </li></ul>
  11. 11. B.S. in Criminal Justice <ul><li>8-week online courses. </li></ul><ul><li>8-week on-ground courses at main campus and regional sites (Danbury, Madison, Meriden and Waterbury). </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional 15-week on-ground classes at our main campus in Waterbury only. </li></ul>
  12. 12. B.S. in Criminal Justice <ul><li>Certificate in Fraud Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Alpha Phi Sigma – The National Criminal Justice Honor Society </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition Online = $490.00/credit </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition On-ground = $825.00/credit </li></ul>