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Master of Arts in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals ONLINE WITH WEEKEND RESIDENCIESPrerequisites Bachelor's degree in criminal justice or other social sciences de-gree required; relevant work experience preferred; computer skills adequate for handling the online portion of the program.Degree Requirements The MA program is a 33- to 36-credit-hour program with a required master's project. The program's blended learning format offers flexibility for working students. Courses are offered on a trimester basis with a required one-day, eight-hour weekend residence for each class at Pace's Pleasantville Campus. The remainder of the coursework is completed online. The program can be completed in two years and with just six on-campus weekends. The program begins with a mandatory four-hour orientation. Students then complete 15 credits in core course requirements before selecting 18-21 credits in elective courses. All students are required to develop a Master Project for each course. Students will be asked to identify a topic that makes a connection between their work and educational experiences and document this body of knowledge in their Master Project, which serves as an end product of their master's experience. Students will also be offered the option of completing a formal master's thesis testing a hypothesis of their choice. The master's thesis will require students to follow formal research methodologies to test their theories. Financial assistance through Pace's robust financial aid program can help offset the costs of graduate school through merit scholarships, federal loans, veterans scholarships and the Yellow Ribbon program, which provides financial support to qualified veterans. In addition, Pace offers a 50 percent tuition scholarship* to U.S. veterans who have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001. *Not applicable to Yellow Ribbon benefit recipients.Master of Arts in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals (33 - 36 credits total)Required Core Courses (15 credits) Orientation (4 hours)-mandatory 0CRJ 601 Introduction to Homeland Security 3CRJ 602 Public Sector Management 3CRJ 603 Strategic Planning and Budgeting 3CRJ 604 U.S. Constitution and Ethical Issues 3CRJ 605 Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation 3Additional/Elective Courses (18-21 credits)*CRJ 629 Comparative Governments 3CRJ 622 International Human Rights 3CRJ 630 Intelligence Gathering Strategies for Homeland Security 3CRJ 624 Technology and Critical Infrastructure Protection 3CRJ 625 Multidisciplinary Approaches to Homeland Security 3CRJ 626 Special Topics in Homeland Security 3CRJ 627 Psychology and Terrorism/Fear 3CRJ 628 Research Colloquium and Capstone Seminar 3Total Credits: 33-36* Students choosing to complete a master's thesis are required to complete only 33 credits. Thesis students will select at least five courses from this grouping plus the Research Col-loquium and Capstone Seminar for a minimum of 18 credits. All students will complete a master's project. Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Programs 19

Prerequisites Within the first 12 credits of course work, students will be assessed on their writing skills. This includes analysis, problem solving, and logical argumentation in a correct grammatical context. Those who demon-strate weakness in writing will be required to complete and pass a seven-week non-credit workshop in communications (COM 043).Bachelor's degree; strong commitment to public service; articulation of reasons supporting the decision to attend a graduate public ad-ministration program; and strong academic/professional references.Degree Requirements The MPA curriculum consists of 39-40 credits including core, track, and specialization or elective courses. Some students may be required to take up to an additional six pre-core foundation credits to prepare for the MPA. The department chairperson may grant waivers for the pre-core credits based on documented proficiency in these areas. The graduate students may choose to engage in full-time or part-time study in the MPA program. Full-time students can complete the degree in two years; part-time students typically need four years. Both time periods may be shortened by advanced credit from other graduate institutions, waiver of pre-core courses with prior experience or background, or summer graduate study at Pace. During the first year of study, students should focus on completing their core requirements before selecting courses in their track or electives.Required Core Courses (18 credits) See special core requirements for Health Care Administration track.Pre-Core Courses (6 credits) PAA 501 Accounting for Government, Health Care and Nonprofit Entities 3PAA 502 Statistics and Quantitative Methods for Decision Making 3Core Courses (18 credits)PAA 601 Public Administration and Its Environment 3PAA 602 Organization Theory and Management 3PAA 603 The Economics of Government, Health Care and Nonprofit Sectors 3PAA 604 Budgeting and Financial Analysis 3PAA 606 Research Methods for Public Administration 3PAA 699 Capstone Project Seminar 3Track Requirements (12-13 credits) Government Track PAA 630 Intergovernmental Relations 3PAA 631 Law in the Administrative Process 3PAA 632 Policy Studies 3PAA 644 Seminar in Government Management Topics 3Not-for-Profit Management TrackPAA 670 The History of Not-for-Profit Management 3PAA 671 Law for Not-for-Profit Managers 3PAA 673 Financial Resource Development for Not-for-Profits 3PAA 681 Seminar for Not-for-Profit Management Topics 3Environmental Management Track Offered in cooperation with the Department of Biology and Health Sciences' Master of Science in Environmental Science Program. This track is designed for students with a scientific background who wish to specialize in this area. Prerequisites for this track include: one year of college biology, one year of college chemistry, and one year of college organic chemistry; one year of college physics and math are recommended. ENS courses are offered at the Westchester campus in Pleasantville.ENS 610 Environmental Science I 3ENS 611 Environmental Science II 3ENS 622 Quantitative Methods in Environmental Science 4ENS 650 Environmental Law 3Health Care Administration Track This track requires a 15 credit core, as listed, and 18 credits of track courses.CorePAA 601 Public Administration and Its Environment 3PAA 602 Organizational Theory and Management 3PAA 604 Budgeting and Financial Analysis 3PAA 606 Research Methods 3PAA 699 Capstone Project Seminar 3TrackPAA 650 The U.S. Health Care System 3PAA 652 Health Policy Studies 3PAA 661 Hospital and Health Services Administration 3PAA 666 Health Care Economics* 3PAA 665 Seminar in Health Services ManagementorPAA 651 Community Health Assessment 3PAA 614 Strategic Planning and Marketing in Health Care 3orPAA 662 Health Planning 3*To be taken instead of PAA 603Master of Public AdministrationGraduate Center, White plains20 Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Programs