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Program at a Glance

College of Community Innovation and Education
Criminal Justice
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The Public Administration MPA, Criminal Justice MS Dual Degree Track provides the opportunity for students to earn graduate degrees from two academic programs, the Master of Public Administration and Master of Science in Criminal Justice, concurrently.

Students successfully completing this MPA/MSCJ dual degree program will have the skills and analytical techniques for successful careers in both public administration and criminal justice. After successful completion of the MPA/MSCJ dual degree program, students will receive two diplomas, one for Public Administration MPA and the other for Criminal Justice MS.

The dual degree track (Master of Public Administration / Master of Criminal Justice) consists of 51 credit hours. Each student completes a core of 11 courses (33 credit hours), two research methods and statistics courses (6 credit hours), two electives (6 credit hours), and a capstone experience of two courses (6 credit hours).

Total Credit Hours Required: 51 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Please note: Public Administration (MPA) may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit If you have questions, please consult UCF Global at 407-823-2337.

UCF is not authorized to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. Refer to State Restrictions for current information.

Application Deadlines

December 1
July 1
July 1
January 15

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
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  • Commanding Officer Homicide Squad
  • Correctional Officer Sergeant
  • Correctional Supervisor
  • Corrections Sergeant
  • Criminal Justice Professor
  • Criminology Professor
  • Detective Lieutenant
  • Detective Supervisor
  • Meteorological Aide
  • Penology Professor
  • Police Lieutenant
  • Polygraph Examiner
  • Prison Guard Supervisor
  • Traffic Lieutenant
  • Traffic Sergeant
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