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MPA-IO Program (Campus & Online)


The mission of the Master of Public Administration in Inspection and Oversight Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is to prepare students for public service careers in inspection and oversight and to advance governance through scholarly and applied research and community service. The program celebrates its students’ diversity and seeks to inspire them to the highest ideals of public service and leadership, reinforced by a commitment to accountability, transparency, ethical practice, equity, and justice.

Prospective Students

Embark on an enriching academic journey and unlock your full potential with the MPA-IO program (MPA-IO Campus and MPA-IO Online). Join a community of passionate scholars, engage in coursework, and foster the experiences necessary to advance in public service. Your path to success begins here!

Current Students

Empowering excellence at every step. Explore our comprehensive suite of resources tailored for current graduate students. We're dedicated to enhancing your academic experience and fostering success. Elevate your journey with the support you deserve. 

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MPA-IO Director: Professor David Shapiro
Degree requirements:

Students enrolled in the MPA in Inspection and Oversight Program (MPA-IO Campus and MPA-IO Online) are required to complete 42 course credits. 


Students are advised to complete PAD 700 and two other core foundation courses, PAD 706 and PAD 723, within the first 15 credits of matriculation.  Failure to complete any of the requirements described in the paragraph above will result in a student not being permitted to register for future classes without the explicit permission of the program director.


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MPA-IO Student Advising

Melissa Joseph
MPA-IO Advisor


John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Department of Public Management
MPA Program
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
533 Haaren Hall