MPA Criminal Justice | Ana G. Mendez University

MPA Criminal Justice

Master of Public Administration with specialization in Criminal Justice

Graduates of the Master of Public Administration with specialization in Criminal Justice will be trained to administer, design and evaluate service programs within the components of the Criminal Justice System related to prevention, security, protection and investigation of crime and delinquency.

Employment Opportunities

  • Analyst and evaluator in the field of Criminal Justice
  • Scientific researcher in the areas of deviant behavior, delinquency, and criminality
  • State Police
  • Court summons
  • Conflict mediator


General Requirements for Admission into Graduate Programs
  • The applicant must submit an official transcript, as defined above, providing evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.25.
  • Applicants with a CGPA of less than 2.25 may be admitted to the institution at the discretion of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs or Program Director via a documented personal interview.
  • If the applicant is enrolling in a bilingual program, before enrolling in any course, applicant may be required to take a language proficiency assessment. Please refer to the AGMU Placement Protocol and the Transfer Credit Policy.
  • The Admissions Committee reserves the right to require an applicant to complete certain undergraduate level courses as a requirement for conditional admission to a program.
  • Applicants that do not meet one or more of the above-mentioned requirements can apply for admission. They will be interviewed by the Campus Director or his designated representative). The Director or his authorized representative will determine if the applicant can be admitted. Additional requirements may apply to specific academic programs including but not limited.

Every applicant to the AGMU can demonstrate compliance with the admissions requirements related to prior academic experience and/or achievement by presenting the original of any of the following documents:

  1. Evidence of previous credits, courses or studies documenting graduation an accredited entity of post-secondary education.
  2. Certification prepared by a post-secondary institution, agency recognized by the US Department of Education, or appropriate government agency, board, etc. confirming completion of degree or equivalent.
  3. Grade report prepared by a post-secondary institution, agency recognized by the US Department of Education, or appropriate government agency, board confirming completion of undergraduate (for graduate programs) or graduate (for doctoral programs) or equivalent.

Applicants should present one or more of the original documents to the authorized institutional officer. The officer shall examine the document(s) to corroborate, in his best judgment, that it is original and has no visible alterations. If the applicant cannot leave the original document for his admission record, the officer will make a copy and certify with his initials that it is a copy from the original.

All graduate programs

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to require an applicant to complete certain undergraduate level courses as a requirement for conditional admission to a program.
Conditional Admissions

A student who applies for admission or re-admission, submits a student copy of his or her transcript, and meets all the admissions requirements for the selected program of student may be grant conditional admission to the university. Federal financial aid is not available to conditionally admitted students.

Incoming students shall submit official documentation within 30 calendar days from the beginning of the term to complete the student records. If the student fails to provide all required forms within the deadline, the admission and enrollment will be cancelled.

Applicants that do not meet one or more of the above-mentioned requirements may be interviewed by the Campus Director or designated representative. The Director or his authorized representative will determine if the applicant can be conditionally admitted.

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to require an applicant to complete certain undergraduate level courses as a requirement for conditional admission to a program.


On-Campus

English & Bilingual

5 Weeks


Online

Spanish

8 Weeks