Criminal Justice BS / Public Administration MPA

Career and Academic Opportunities: 

Together, a BSCJ and MPA degree will provide students with the knowledge and skills to have impactful and rewarding careers in the public sector of the justice system. With mastery of theoretical and practical knowledge of criminal justice and public administration, graduates of this Double Owl Pathway will be prepared for advanced, supervisory, and leadership careers in the public sector. Graduates of this pathway will be prepared to obtain a wide range of careers including but not limited to the management of criminal justice practitioners and organizations, state and federal criminal investigation, and policy implementation/data analysis. Students completing this degree track will also achieve skills to promote their success in continued academic achievements such as the pursuit of a law degree or a PhD.

Sample Academic Plan

Suggested Timeline

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline.  Students can be identified in Sophomore year and early Junior year (i.e., once students meet -- or are close to meeting --- credit hour and other requirements). 

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    • GPA:  3.25 in KSU undergraduate coursework
    • Satisfactory completion of CRJU 3301 (grade of C or higher)
    • 60 hours completed toward Bachelor’s degree (i.e., BS Criminal Justice degree)
    • 30 hours completed in residence at KSU
    • PAD 6200 to count for Upper Division Elective or Related Study
    • PAD 6250 to count for Upper Division Elective or Related Study
    • PAD 6300 to count for Upper Division Elective or Related Study
  • For current admission requirements please click here
    • Undergraduate Degree
      • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
    • Department / College
      • Sociology and Criminal Justice / College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Advising Contact
      • Dr. Heidi Scherer, Program Director
      • 470-578-2894
      • Social Science Bldg, Rm. 4065
    • Graduate Degree
      • Master of Public Administration
    • Department / College
      • School of Government and International Affairs / Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Advising Contact
      • Maureen Wilson, Advisor
      • 470-578-7869
      • Social Science Building, Room 5032
  • Complete the online application here to apply.

    The undergraduate and graduate programs will review your academic record.

    You will receive an email to your KSU student email account with the decision.