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College of Liberal Arts

Graduate Success Story


Michelle Fosnaugh graduated with a master's degree from the Department of Criminal Justice and Public Administration and is now the Problem-Solving Courts Coordinator and Probation Officer Supervisor at the Noble County Probation & Community Corrections. “The Master of Public Administration Degree was a smart investment for my future career goals. The courses provided me with theoretical knowledge of criminal justice concepts, as well as practical education in leadership, budgeting, program evaluation, and management in the public sector.”

Career Development

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Department of Criminal Justice and Public Administration

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"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

Dr. Daniel Patten instructs the American Policing class.

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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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Criminal Justice Symposium

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Immersed in a symposium presentation