2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

Public Administration, BS/MPA (Public Policy and Administration)

Description. The major in Public Administration examines decision making, leadership and management in public agencies and nonprofit organizations. It introduces students to the field of public administration, including its scope, content, literature and relationship to other disciplines. This is accomplished through a curriculum that focuses on developing core competencies for new and mid–career public administration students.

The mission of the Master of Public Administration Program in Public Policy and Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is to prepare students for careers in public agencies and independent organizations and to advance the study of Public Policy and Administration through scholarly and applied research and community service. The program seeks to inspire students to the highest ideals of citizenship and public service and provide them with the opportunities to acquire professional and political knowledge and skills based on academic instruction and study, public service experience and partnerships with faculty in scholarly endeavors.

Learning outcomes. Students will:

  • Identify the core mechanisms of public administration including the organization and management of human and financial resources. 
  • Discuss the political, economic, legal and social environments of public policy and administration.
  • Explain the unique challenges and opportunities of providing public goods and services in a diverse society. The includes the understanding of public administration and policy in an international and comparative context. 
  • Define and diagnose decision situations, collect and analyze data, develop and implement effective courses of action, and evaluate results
  • Organize and communicate information clearly to a variety of audiences by means of oral presentation, written documents and reports, and quantitative graphs, charts and tables.
  • Pre-service and in-service students synthesize and apply decision-making, leadership and management skills in public agencies or non-profit organizations. 

Credits Required.

Public Administration BS Major Courses 21
MPA in Public Administration 42
General Education 42
Other Undergraduate Requirements 0-3 
Undergraduate Liberal Arts Electives 15-18
General Undergraduate Electives   8-11 
Total Credits Required for B.S. Degree 134

Undergraduate Coordinator. Professors Judy-Lynne Peters (212.237.8071, jlpeters@jjay.cuny.edu) and Elizabeth Nisbet, Spring 2022 (646.557.4523, enisbet@jjay.cuny.edu), Department of Public Management.

Graduate Program Director. Professor Yi Lu, Department of Public Management (646.557.4437, ylu@jjay.cuny.edu)

Advisor. Ms. Yvonne Purdie, Department of Public Management (212.237.8554, ypurdie@jjay.cuny.edu)

General information. BA/MA general information about requirements and eligibility.

Public Administration BS Courses

Required

PAD 101Introduction to Public Administration

3

PAD 121Information in Public Administration

3

PAD 260International Public Administration

3

PAD 314Leadership, Supervision and Performance

3

PAD 318Decisions in Crises

3

PAD 340Planning and Policy Analysis

3

STA 250Principles and Methods of Statistics

3

Note: Students must take STA 250 in the undergraduate portion of the program.

Other Required Undergraduate Courses

Required depending on math placement

MAT 108Social Science Math

3

or

MAT 141Pre-Calculus

3

Advisors recommendation – MAT 108 or MAT 141 may satisfy the Gen Ed Required Core in the Math and Quantitative Reasoning area. Students who have placed into or taken higher level math should see the Major Coordinator.

Total Credit Hours: 0-3


Undergraduate Electives

Students must complete 11-17 credits of electives to fulfill the undergraduate portion of the degree program.  15-18 credits must be in the liberal arts or sciences.  Students have free choice of electives for an additional 8-11 credits. Students may opt to complete a minor with their elective credits being mindful of their liberal arts and sciences requirements (60 credits).

Total Credit Hours: 23-26

MPA in Public Administration

Required
PAD 700Public Administration

3

PAD 702Human Resources Management

3

PAD 704Economics for Public Administrators

3

PAD 705Organization Theory and Management

3

PAD 739Policy Analysis

3

PAD 743Public Sector Financial Management

3

PAD 771Capstone Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours:21
Students must also pass the qualifying examination (MPAQE) which is administered as part of  PAD 700.  Students are advised to complete PAD 700, PAD 702 and PAD 705 within the first 15 credits of matriculation.

Quantitative Methods and Information Management

Select one of the following courses:

PAD 713Management of Information Technology

3

PAD 745Program Development and Evaluation

3

PAD 747/CRJ 747Computer Applications in Public Policy and Management

3

PAD 770Cases and Techniques in Quantitative Policy Analysis

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Specializations

There are eight areas of specialization offered under MPA Public Policy and Administration.  Students are required to complete three courses from at least one specialization.

Total Credit Hours:9

Court Administration

This specialization prepares students for responsibilities involving policy making and administration in the courts. Additional materials on the specialization are available from the specialization coordinator.

Total Credit Hours:9

Required

PAD 760Court Administration

3

Electives
Choose at least two
CRJ 735Prosecuting Crime

3

PAD 710The Ethical and Legal Environment of Public Employment

3

PAD 713Management of Information Technology

3

PAD 726The Politics and Process of Outsourcing

3

PAD 741Administrative Law and Regulation

3

PAD 745Program Development and Evaluation

3

PAD 758Ethics, Integrity and Accountability

3

PAD 761Contemporary Issues in Court Administration

3

Criminal Justice Policy and Administration

This specialization prepares students for responsibilities involving policy making and administration in criminal justice agencies. Additional materials on the specialization are available from the specialization coordinator.

Total Credit Hours:9

Required

CRJ 730Policy Analysis in Criminal Justice

3

PAD 719Delivery Systems in Justice and Urban Services Systems

3

Note: PAD 715 or CRJ 715 is a pre-requisite for CRJ 730.

Electives
Choose at least one
CRJ 704Probation and Parole: Theory and Practice

3

CRJ 728Critical Issues in Corrections

3

CRJ 736Seminar in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

3

CRJ 741An Economic Analysis of Crime

3

CRJ 757Police and the Community

3

CRJ 761Youth Crime and Delinquency Control

3

PAD 750Security of Information Technology

3

PAD 726The Politics and Process of Outsourcing

3

PAD 745Program Development and Evaluation

3

PAD 758Ethics, Integrity and Accountability

3

PAD 760Court Administration

3

PAD 770Cases and Techniques in Quantitative Policy Analysis

3

PMT 711Introduction to Emergency Management

3

PMT 781Risk Analysis and Loss Prevention

3

Emergency Management

This specialization prepares students for careers in emergency management. The concentration is designed to emphasize technology and business continuity planning, building design issues and terrorism. The concentration has three required courses.

Required

PMT 711Introduction to Emergency Management

3

PMT 760Emergency Management: Mitigation and Recovery

3

PMT 763Emergency Management: Preparedness

3

Note: PAD 715 or CRJ 715 is a pre-requisite for CRJ 730.

Electives
PAD 726The Politics and Process of Outsourcing

3

PAD 748Project Management

3

PAD 758Ethics, Integrity and Accountability

3

PMT 703Analysis of Building and Fire Codes

3

PMT 712Theory and Design of Fire Protection Systems

3

PMT 751Contemporary Fire Protection Issues

3

PMT 761Technology in Emergency Management

3

PMT 762Business Continuity Planning

3

PMT 781Risk Analysis and Loss Prevention

3

Human Resource Management

This specialization prepares students to assume supervisory and administrative responsibilities involving personnel management.

Required

PAD 703Techniques and Tools of Human Resources Administration

3

PAD 707Managing People: A Human Resources Perspective

3

Note: PAD 715 or CRJ 715 is a pre-requisite for CRJ 730.

Electives
Choose at least one
PAD 708Human Resources and Labor in the Public Sector

3

PAD 710The Ethical and Legal Environment of Public Employment

3

PAD 723Assessments, Audits and Investigations in Human Resources

3

PAD 726The Politics and Process of Outsourcing

3

Law and Public Management

Students enrolled in the MPA program in Public Policy and Administration may complete the Law and Public Management specialization by completing three courses at the CUNY Law School. Students may also complete this specialization while attending Law School. Students must apply to, and be accepted at, law school while enrolled in the MPA program in Public Policy and Administration.

Total Credit Hours:9

Management and Operations

This concentration prepares students to assume supervisory and managerial responsibilities in operational services. Additional materials for this specialization are available from the specialization coordinator.

Total Credit Hours:9

Required

PAD 712Management Systems and Techniques in the Public Sector

3

PAD 714Organizational Performance Assessment

3

Electives
Choose at least one
PAD 713Management of Information Technology

3

PAD 716Cases in Productive Public Management

3

PAD 718International Public Policy and Administration

3

PAD 719Delivery Systems in Justice and Urban Services Systems

3

PAD 726The Politics and Process of Outsourcing

3

PAD 745Program Development and Evaluation

3

PAD 746Comparative Public Administration

3

PAD 748Project Management

3

PAD 758Ethics, Integrity and Accountability

3

PAD 770Cases and Techniques in Quantitative Policy Analysis

3

Public Policy Analysis

This specialization provides students with the opportunity to develop their skills in policy analysis and evaluation by examining analytical techniques, substantive policy issues and their impacts.

Total Credit Hours:9

Required

PAD 745Program Development and Evaluation

3

PAD 756Tools and Techniques of Policy Analysis

3

Electives
Choose at least one
PAD 718International Public Policy and Administration

3

PAD 730Policy Analysis in Criminal Justice

3

PAD 740Public Sector Inspection and Oversight

3

PAD 747/CRJ 747Computer Applications in Public Policy and Management

3

PAD 756Tools and Techniques of Policy Analysis

3

PAD 770Cases and Techniques in Quantitative Policy Analysis

3

PMT 715Analytical Methods in Protection Management

3

CRJ 741An Economic Analysis of Crime

3

CRJU 88100Criminology and Public Policy

CRJU 84100Advanced Policy Analysis

CRJU 88100, CRJU 84100: Requires Permission of the CUNY PhD Program in Criminal Justice.

Urban Affairs

The three courses in this specialization are taken at the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College.  Courses should be selected in consultation with the specialization advisor.


Free Electives

Students must select two elective courses from any MPA offering.

Total Credit Hours:6

Research Methods and Quantitative Skills

Required
PAD 715Research Methods in Public Administration

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 42

Total Credit Hours: 134