Master of Public Administration / Criminal Justice
Northcentral University

Program Details

Advance your career with this online MPA in Criminal Justice.  You’ll learn the ins-and-outs of public administration as you explore citizens’ rights, community problems, responsibilities of public officials and bureaucracy within organizations.  Northcentral’s dedicated faculty will work with you 1:1, as they mentor you through specialized coursework designed to prepare you for leadership roles in correctional institutions, law enforcement or the justice system.  Your capstone project will entail the analysis of a community problem within criminal justice and finding a viable solution or preventative course of action.  Core coursework and electives likely include:

  • Public Policy Process
  • Organizational Behavior & Theory
  • Organized Crime
  • Drugs, Values & Society

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northcentral University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). For program disclosures, visit

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Restricted States