Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Public Administration

Looking for a program that provides a strong foundation in criminal justice coupled with the public administration skills needed to manage and lead a 21st century agency? Check out the Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Public Administration.

The Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Public Administration is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the effective and efficient administration and management of public sector organizations and agencies with a public safety, homeland security, or social service focus. The Public Administration concentration will focus the student’s education to help prepare them for leadership positions in public sector and public safety agencies, with a particular emphasis on the development of core knowledge areas and administrative skills, such as budgeting, grant writing, and strategic planning and assessment.

The program is designed to be completed in an online format to provide flexibility and to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.  Coursework will be offered using interactive instructional software with an emphasis on collaboration and critical thinking.  


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Consumer Information: Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. The information included here is estimated for a full-time student.* South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.