Northcentral University

MPA Criminal Justice


2488 Historic Decatur Rd. Suite 100

San Diego, CA 92106

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MPA Criminal Justice

Format: Online

Program Description:

Criminal justice professionals within the field of public administration are vital to the efficient operation of agencies, institutions and programs within the criminal justice system. These professionals not only help ensure effective operations, they understand policies, procedures and challenges inherent to the field of criminal justice. Students interested in this challenging field can gain the skills and knowledge they need through the Criminal Justice specialization.

This specialization can help students develop the advanced competencies and analytical skills needed to prepare for a rewarding career in correctional institutions, law enforcement agencies and the court system. Students will explore legal traditions and their connection to criminal activity, law enforcement response, ethics and the legal system. Additionally, students will demonstrate their knowledge with a final research project that includes identifying a workplace problem and an area for intervention along with creating a recommended plan of action.


Northcentral University is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 985 Atlantic Avenue Ste 100, Alameda, CA 94501 510.748.9001, For NCU program disclosures visit

Facts & Figures

International Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid Description: Financial aid may be available to those who qualify.

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: NCU prides itself on being learner-centered and caring about the success of our learners. We provide tuition payment options that we feel meet your needs and permits the University to prosper and grow.

Locale: Small Suburb

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