Master of Public Administration-Criminal Justice Emphasis

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree offered by the UAA Department of Public Administration provides students with knowledge and skills needed for professional careers in public service. MPA students learn new techniques and add to their expertise in organizational and program management, policy analysis, and related areas with emphasis on policy and administrative issues in the North. Students specialize in one of the following emphasis areas: Public Management, Policy Analysis, Health Administration, or Criminal Justice.

The Criminal Justice Emphasis provides graduates with the theoretical basis for management careers in the field of criminal justice. Students develop knowledge and skills necessary for effective public management: planning and decision making, managing people, money and programs. These skills are applicable in a wide spectrum of employment areas in law enforcement and the criminal justice system; and also prepare graduates seeking to earn a terminal degree in justice administration. 

Program Information

MPA Advising Checklist
MPA Course Descriptions
MPA Sample Course Schedule

Contact the Public Administration academic department at (907) 786-4127 for admission requirements to the MPA- Criminal Justice Emphasis Program.