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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MPA Students Present at NECoPA 2014

December 8, 2014

From left to right: Bieu Tran, Michael Bensimon, Dr. Patrick O’Hara, Julia Von Ferber, Natalie Wenzler and Theresa Middleton.

This November, 12 John Jay students and three faculty members attended the 2014 Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NECoPA). A regional conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), NECoPA’s annual meeting is a chance for public administration students, faculty and practitioners from New England and the Tri-State Area to gather together to share research and network. Drs. Nicole Elias, Lois Warner, and Patrick O’Hara along with MPA students Natalie Wenzler, Bieu Tran, Michael Bensimon, Theresa Middleton, Julia Von Ferber, Sherrad Belin and Peter Federman presented research projects ranging from off-duty police employment issues to the use of technology in public agencies. Below, Julia Von Ferber discusses her experience at NECoPA with MPA Newsletter editor Peter Federman. Read More »

Become a city leader: The Urban Affairs specialization

December 8, 2014

Many incoming students are not aware that the John Jay MPA Program offers a specialization in Urban Affairs. logoThis specialization is intended for those students interested in issues such as urban development, social and economic analysis of urban areas and dealing with problems in urban and community settings. Like other MPA specializations, Urban Affairs requires three core classes, but these classes are taken through the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College, also part of the CUNY system.

Our editor, Peter Federman, interviewed one student who has chosen this specialization and asked him to expand a little on the various benefits and challenges of a program that takes place on two campuses. Jason Rochford began his John Jay career in the Inspector General program, but is now an Urban Affairs specialist. Click “Read Here” to learn more about this specialization and Jason’s experience in the program.

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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.





February 29, 2016

MPA Week FINAL flyerMPA students, this week is MPA career week, don’t miss an amazing week full of great and useful information.  From how to build a successful resume and cover letter to what it takes to get the federal job you want.

Don’t Miss It!

MPASA Networking Event

February 4, 2016

Spring 2016 MPASA NetworkingSave the date!

Come meet Faculty and other MPA students at the Master of Public Administration Student Association Networking Event. For event time, date and location, please see the attached document

Department of Citywide Administration and Services -DCAS

February 3, 2016

Spring 2016 DCAS (2)Want to learn about the different job opportunities available in New York City? There are excellent opportunities for you in the City and the Department of Citywide Administration and Services – DCAS,  will be on campus on February 9th, 2016. Come and find out all you need to know about their hiring process and the different types of jobs and internships available for you and what the examination process is. Don’t miss it!

Contact careers@jjay.cuny.edu or 212.237.8754 for more information.


Winter 2016 Workshops

December 17, 2015

Its time for Winter workshops, Please make sure you set your time to attend some of the very useful workshop. If you need to retake the MPAQE you need to attend one of the writing workshops and no RSVP needed just show up.


Winter 2016 Free MPA 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; just show up.

CAPSTONE Preparation Workshop

Wednesday, January 6th (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)

Room: NB1.65

Description: Get a head start on your capstone project by attending this orientation to the course.  This workshop is recommended for students taking the capstone in the next academic year.

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