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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John Jay Students and Faculty Explore Maker Faire 2014

April 30, 2015

logoOn September 20, 2014, Professors Judy-Lynne Peters and Adam Scott Wandt accompanied students to Maker Faire 2014 at the New York Hall of Science. Click “Read More” to hear about this event and see a video of the trip.

John Jay Well-Represented at ASPA 2015

March 26, 2015


The MPA program was excited to have a large contingent attend the American Society for Public Administration annual meeting March 5-10 in Chicago. 3 students and 9 faculty presented research, 4 faculty members served as discussants on panels, and every attendee received a copy of “Public Administration Evolving” edited by Dr. Marilyn Rubin, Director of the MPA-PPA program. In addition the MPA Student Association sponsored 25 students, who applied and were selected to attend the conference using differential tuition funding. A full list of John Jay attendees, some pictures from the conference, and a list of the projects presented by John Jay faculty and students can be seen by clicking on “Read More”.

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After John Jay: Higher Education in Public Administration

December 8, 2014
Crystal Charles, 3rd-year MPA Student

Crystal Charles, 3rd-year MPA Student

While many students in the MPA program see a Masters of Public Administration as their final educational destination, some students choose to move beyond this degree and pursue other educational avenues, including law degrees (J.D’s) and doctorates in public administration or related fields (PhD’s). One of those students is Crystal Charles, who is currently applying to PhD programs in public administration for Fall 2015. Crystal agreed to chat with MPA Newsletter editor Peter Federman about her experience and how John Jay has helped her pursue her dream of a terminal degree. Click “Read More” to find out more about Crystal’s educational journey.

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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 »

Fall 2016 Schedule for Textbook and iPad Distributions

July 18, 2016

iPad repair

This is the schedule for the Summer 2016 collection and Fall 2016 distribution of textbooks and iPads. Public Management Student Services is located at Suite 523 Haaren Hall (T- building).

We will be collecting books/tablets for spring and summer 2016 and distributing for fall 2016 from July 25th, 2016 until September 15th, 2016:

The schedule for distribution of textbooks and iPads for the Fall 2016 semester is below.  Online students who do not live in NYC have the option of getting their textbooks mailed to them after completing the “Online program” form using the link below.
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Registration For New MPA Students

July 13, 2016

registerCongratulations to students admitted for Fall 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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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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Spring 2016 Schedule for Textbook/Tablet Collection and Summer Distribution

May 11, 2016

iPad repairThis is the schedule for the spring 2016 collection and summer 2016 distribution of textbooks and iPads. Public Management Student Services is located at Suite 523 Haaren Hall (T- building).

To access the form, click this link http://tinyurl.com/mpatextbooks
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Public Management Moves to Haaren Hall

April 29, 2016

As of Monday May 2nd, the Department of Public Management, including the MPA programs, the Accounting faculty, and the Public Administration, Criminal Justice Management, and Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics majors, will be moving to the 5th floor of Haaren Hall.

Classes offered in North Hall during the Spring semester will continue to meet in North Hall.

Phone numbers and email addresses remain the same, and the following are the new office numbers.
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ASPA Conference Student Application

March 2, 2016

ASPA_Student_Funding_Application_flyerMPA students, take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!

MPASA (MPA Student Association) has created an application for students to apply for travel and lodging funding to the ASPA Annual conference which will be held in Seattle, Washington from March 18-21, 2016. ASPA is the America Society for Public Administration.

Check the attached flyer for more information and application requirements.