Jul 09, 2020  
2020-2021 Augusta University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Augusta University Catalog

Accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice to Master of Public Administration


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Program Overview

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) at Augusta University is the preferred degree for professionals working in government and the nonprofit sector. Accredited by the Network of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), the MPA degree is a versatile degree that allows students to advance their careers in numerous fields in the public sector, such as managing cybersecurity, economic development, criminal justice, city-county management, emergency management, and many others. Many of our classes are scheduled at night and on the weekends to better accommodate the working professionals in our program and our faculty includes traditional academics, “pracademics” (academics with career experience in government or non-profit organizations), and working professionals to offer practical experience. 

https://www.augusta.edu/pamplin/mpa/

Program Contact
Dr. Rhucha Samudra, Interim MPA Director
706-737-1710
socsci@augusta.edu
Admissions Information

For more information on admissions requirements, please visit the Office of Admissions website. https://www.augusta.edu/admissions/

Progression & Graduation Requirements 

Students applying for this program must:

  • Apply for the accelerated degree in their junior year.
  • Have completed at least 30 hours of coursework at Augusta University.
  • Have an overall cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or better.
  • Be within 30 semester hours of graduating with either a BA in Criminal Justice or a BA in Political Science (or other majors upon approval).
  • Have written permission of the chair of the department of the undergraduate major to use the graduate level courses as acceptable substitutes to fulfill related requirements of the bachelor’s degree (students must satisfy all prerequisites for those graduate courses).
  • Meet all requirements for admissions into the MPA program and be in good standing with the university (except for receipt of the undergraduate degree and the completion of the GRE).
  • Submit an application for admissions in the spring semester of the junior year to the BA to MPA program, along with all necessary admissions documentation to The Graduate School according to institutional policy.

Once accepted to the program, students must:

  • Take the following courses during their senior year in both the BA and MPA program:
  • Only count up to 9 credit hours of MPA courses during dual enrollment toward both the BA and MPA requirements.
  • Graduate with the BA.
  • Continue with MPA degree to complete all other degree requirements.
BA Program Information

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Criminal Justice  

MPA Program Information

Master of Public Administration  

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