Spring MPA Research Assistantships – Apply Now

March 16, 2017

researchThe MPA faculty has identified available Differential Tuition funds to try out a new differential tuition funded program – research assistantships. MPA students will be paid to work with faculty on research and scholarship projects. The hourly rate is $18, and number of hours is still being finalized, but each project listed below will be authorized at least $1,000 for student employment. The funds will have to be expended, and the hours worked, by the end of June 2017.

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MPA Comprehensive Survey 2016 Results

March 6, 2017


The MPA programs conduct an annual survey of current students in and graduates of the MPA in Public Policy and Administration (MPA-PPA) and the MPA in Inspection and Oversight (MPA-IO) including students in the MPA-IO Advanced Certificate in Forensic Accounting and MPA students in the single MPA program before the program was split. The survey is designed to serve a set of purposes, and therefore we combined them into one survey to save students time and effort. The results are in.

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Registration For New MPA Students

December 13, 2016

registerCongratulations to students admitted for Spring 2016 to the MPA programs, both online and campus. You can take the following steps to plan your course of study and register for classes. MPA services at mpaadvising@jjay.cuny.edu can assist if you encounter problems registering.

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James O’Neill MPA ’93 is New NYPD Commissioner

August 2, 2016
James P. O'Neill, MPA 1993, John Jay College

James P. O’Neill, MPA 1993, John Jay College

The Mayor today announced that James P. O’Neill, a 1993 MPA graduate from John Jay College, will serve as New York City’s next Police Commissioner. As Chief of Department, O’Neill has been the architect of the NYPD’s neighborhood policing program, a growing initiative to strengthen the relationship between police and the communities they serve.

His specialization in the John Jay MPA program was Budget and Fiscal Policy.

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MPA-IO Specialization: Health Care Services Inspection and Oversight

July 12, 2016

stop_fraudThe MPA in Inspection and Oversight program announces a new specialization – Health Care Services Inspection and Oversight. The specialization will prepare students for careers in the assessment, monitoring, regulation, auditing and investigation of health care organizations and service providers.

The specialization is initially only being offered on an online basis. Students in the campus-based MPA-IO and in the online MPA-IO can both complete the program by taking the following courses:

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Dual Degree MPA-JD Program in Law and Public Accountability

October 31, 2015
CUNY Law School

CUNY Law School

John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Law School have established  the MPA/JD in Law and Public Accountability, which offers qualified students the opportunity to earn both a Master of Public Administration in Inspection and Oversight and a Juris Doctor degree in Law. The Program has been approved by the New York State Department of Education.

The MPA/JD Dual Degree Program will capitalize on CUNY Law School’s nationally renowned expertise in Public Service and Public Interest Law with John Jay College’s unique and highly recognized MPA program dealing with investigation of waste fraud and abuse in public and publicly regulated services. The dual program will prepare lawyers who will be uniquely trained to for inspection and oversight functions, as practitioners, policy makers and legal scholars.
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Introducing the New MPA Career Services Team!

September 28, 2015

logo center for carrer & professional developmentOne of the unique and exciting aspects of the MPA program at John Jay is the team at the Center for Career and Professional Development dedicated to supporting MPA students through the various processes surrounding internships, career changes and career advancement. Click “Read More” to learn more the team.

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Who’s Driving Your Taxi? Professor Russo Wants You to Know

May 14, 2015
Pasqualino “Pat” Russo, Esq. Adjunct Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Pasqualino “Pat” Russo, Esq.
Adjunct Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

A nationwide discussion has been sparked regarding the accuracy, reliability, and adequacy of the public safety requirements that are imposed on for-hire vehicle (“FHV”) providers.  Much of the debate has centered around whether the breadth and scope of driver vetting requirements imposed on drivers providing services through new transportation network companies, or “TNCs,” are comparable to those vetting requirements that have been established for traditional for-hire vehicle providers.  This discussion is compounded by the fact that in several jurisdictions TNCs are operating “rogue,” or outside of the regulatory framework, which has many consumer rights advocates and law enforcement officials questioning whether TNCs are doing enough to protect the riding public.

Adjunct Professor Pat Russo, and his colleague Matthew Daus who is a Distinguished Lectured at the Transportation Resaerch Center of CCNY, have completed a formal study of policies and procedure for background investigations of for-hire drivers.

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MPAQE Workshop During Spring Break

March 30, 2017

writingThe MPAQE Workshop is for students who have failed the MPAQE when taken in PAD 700, and for students who need to take the exam for the first time. All MPAQE workshops will be held in NB 1.100 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Students are encouraged to attend the basic, and all of the intensive MPAQE writing workshops.  Attending these workshops will definitely prepare you better to pass the MPAQE.

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Friday March 31 is Deadline for MPASA Candidate Declarations

March 30, 2017


MPASA is now accepting submissions from those interested in running for Executive Officer positions for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.  For those interested in running for a position please submit the Declaration Form by midnight on March 31, 2017.

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January MPA Writing Workshops

December 15, 2016

writingThe Writing Center’s January MPA workshops cover many important topics. To register for the workshops, students MUST sign up for workshops in advance either through TutorTrac (https://jjctutortrac.jjay.cuny.edu/TracWeb40/default.html), or email to writing@jjay.cuny.edu their workshop choices with title, date, time, and their CUNY EMPL (8 digit) ID number, or calling 646-557-4628 and leave a message containing their workshop choices with title, date, time, and their CUNY EMPL (8 digit) ID number. If they need to cancel, they must follow the same procedure.

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January 2017 MPA Workshops

December 6, 2016

The January 2017 MPA workshop schedule includes several new topics. All the workshops are free, and none require registration in advance.

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Textbook and iPad Collection and Distributions Schedule

December 6, 2016

iPad repair

This is the schedule for the Fall 2016 collection and Spring 2017 distribution of textbooks and iPads, in  Suite 523 Haaren Hall (T- building).

We will be collecting books/tablets from the Fall 2016 from Saturday December 10, 2016 until December 20, 2016 and will resume for distribution for Spring 2017 on January 23, 2017 to February 10, 2017.
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Free Co-Curricular Workshops

August 12, 2016

bookeepingThe Graduate Studies co-curricular workshops will begin on Wednesday, August 24th. Click here for more information: Co-Curricular Workshops Flyer.

MPA-IO Students and the Inspectors General Fall Conference

August 4, 2016

NewB&WlogoThe Fall Conference of the Association of Inspectors General takes place in Boston November 16-18, 2016. Further information about the conference is here:  Inspectors General Conference 2016.

For both campus-based and online students, the MPA program will pay for registration which includes many meals. However, you are responsible for your travel and hotel expenses. Read More »

MPA Free Workshops – June and July 2016

May 16, 2016
The Mossack Fonseca Law Firm at the center of the Panama Papers Scandal

The Mossack Fonseca Law Firm at the center of the Panama Papers Scandal

The free MPA Workshops for June and July  2016 include many new topics, including the Panama Papers and Slavery in New York at the time of the Revolutionary War, as well as some of the old favorites like Using SPSS and the Capstone Project Headstart. Registration or reservations are not needed for the workshops. Just show up.
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