Adler University

Master of Public Administration: Criminal Justice


17 N. Dearborn

Suite 2100

Chicago, IL 60602

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Administration: Criminal Justice

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our Master of Public Administration: Criminal Justice concentration prepares public service professionals to address issues in the criminal justice field through socially responsible administration, management,
advocacy, or research. The program gives students training in public administration, financing, organizational leadership, ethics, economic analysis, policy development, and research methods—all indispensable
for creating transformative change in the public arena.

Our innovative program meets the standards of the Higher Learning Commission and offers an academically rigorous curriculum that prepares students for leadership roles at all levels of public service, with an
emphasis on crime control and prevention, rehabilitation and re-entry services for the formerly incarcerated, research, and program evaluation.

We offer a unique approach to addressing criminal behavior: collaboration between communities, mental health services, and the criminal justice system. Our immersive teaching environment brings together classroom learning with opportunities to gain real-world experience and implement solutions grounded in empirical findings. Adler University is a recognized pioneer in graduate education, preparing socially responsible practitioners to address today’s most pressing challenges.

  • Train to be a public service leader fostering positive change in the criminal justice system.
  • Earn your degree in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.
  • Create a schedule that works for you with evening classes.
  • Gain extensive real-world experience with a unique focus on socially responsible practice.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Locale: Large City