Career and Academic Opportunities

Together, a BSCJ and MPA degree will provide students with the knowledge and skills to have impactful and rewarding careers in the public sector of the justice system. With mastery of theoretical and practical knowledge of criminal justice and public administration, graduates of this Double Owl Pathway will be prepared for advanced, supervisory, and leadership careers in the public sector. Graduates of this pathway will be prepared to obtain a wide range of careers including but not limited to the management of criminal justice practitioners and organizations, state and federal criminal investigation, and policy implementation/data analysis. Students completing this degree track will also achieve skills to promote their success in continued academic achievements such as the pursuit of a law degree or a PhD.

Salary and Career Information


Admission Requirements

Double Owl Admission Requirements 
  • GPA:  3.25 in KSU undergraduate coursework
  • Satisfactory completion of CRJU 3301 (grade of C or higher)
  • 60 hours completed toward Bachelor’s degree (i.e., BS Criminal Justice degree)
  • 30 hours completed in residence at KSU
Double Counted Courses Include
  • PAD 6200 to count for Upper Division Elective or Related Study
  • PAD 6250 to count for Upper Division Elective or Related Study
  • PAD 6300 to count for Upper Division Elective or Related Study
Graduate Admission Requirements

Suggested Timeline

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline.  Students can be identified in Sophomore year and early Junior year (i.e., once students meet -- or are close to meeting --- credit hour and other requirements). 

Sample Academic Plan Apply
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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Department / College
Sociology and Criminal Justice / College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social Science Bldg, Rm. 4066

Advising Contact
Dr. Beverly Reece Churchwell, Program Director

Graduate Information

Graduate Degree
Master of Public Administration

Department / College
School of Government and International Affairs / Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social Science Building, Room 5055

Advising Contact
Barbara Neuby, Program Coordinator