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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Summer 2018 Writing Workshops

May 29, 2018

writingThe MPA Writing Workshops for January 2018 are liste,d here. Students MUST sign up for workshops in advance either in person (Room 1.68 NB), by phone (212-237-8569) or online – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2BKJ8LH – and must arrive to the workshops on time.

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Free Summer MPA Workshops

May 29, 2018

This article provides information about the free MPA workshops for summer 2018. Workshops focus on The MPA Qualifying Examination, the Capstone, Career Services,  SPSS, Financial Fraud and Worklife balance.

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Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 DT Textbooks and iPad Collection and Distribution Schedule

May 7, 2018

This is the schedule for the end of Spring 2018 collection and Summer 2018 Distribution of textbooks and iPads.  MPA Services is located in Suite 523.07 Haaren Hall (T- building).

We will be collecting and distributing textbooks/tablets from Monday May 7th, 2018 to Thursday, June 21, 2018.

As always, you must bring a state or JJC student ID and a copy of your course schedule when you come to pick up your textbooks/iPad.

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MPA Writing Workshops for January

January 2, 2018

writingThe MPA Writing Workshops for January 2018 are listed here.

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Winter 2018 MPA Free Workshops

December 21, 2017

bookeepingThe following is the schedule of Winter MPA Free Workshops. Students show up for the MPA workshops in the rooms given below.  There is no need to Register for the workshops ahead of time. Read More »


December 19, 2017

00648 PASS
01237 PASS
01292 PASS
01937 PASS
02065 PASS
02123 PASS
02630 PASS
03905 PASS
04047 PASS
05009 PASS
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Summer 2017 MPA Qualifying Exam

June 22, 2017


The MPAQE will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, in the New Building in room L2.72.06 from 6pm to 8pm. Please make sure you are able to sign on to the computer using your John Jay College email and password. Be on time!

Email Ms. Washington to sign up at dwashington@jjay.cuny.edu.

FREE Summer MPA Workshops, 2017

May 30, 2017


This article provides information about the free MPA workshops for summer 2017. Workshops focus on The MPA Qualifying Examination, the Capstone, Career Services,  SPSS, Financial Fraud and Worklife balance. There is also a presentation of a project to assemble records of slavery in New York from 1626 to 1827.

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