College of Professional Studies

Graduate Success Story

Justin Brugger

Mr. Justin M. Brugger graduated with a master's degree from the Department of Criminal Justice and Public Administration and is now the CFO of Fort Wayne City Utilities.  Mr. Brugger was selected for the "40 Under 40" by the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly.  Mr. Brugger chairs the department advisory board which boasts accomplished professionals across the sectors. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Public Administration.

Career Development

Campus Career Center

Department of Criminal Justice and Public Administration

Xochitl G.

"Majoring in criminal justice is filled with excitement and up to date information in the field of study. The best part of it all is the engagement in the classrooms and the effort in getting involved, improving recollection, and gaining knowledge in the field outside of just book work. I had the opportunity to sit in front of individuals who work in law enforcement and have also talked one on one with a few. Learning what tactics are used in today’s world with those behind it all, I believe, is most effective and raises consciousness."                               -Xochitl Gallegos-Garcia, Class of 2021

Safety first! Prof. Ronald Shannon instructs a small-size criminal justice class during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Where can an MPA lead you?

Earn a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and find out how you can make a difference in your community by leading change.

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Faculty Opening

Applications are welcome for the Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice position.

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Immersed in a criminal justice lecture

Center of Excellence

Community Research Institute (CRI)