Criminal Justice Policy Specialization

Penn State Master of Public Policy criminal justice specialization sample list of concentration courses. The flexibility of Penn State’s MPP program allows students to choose an existing specialization or design a specialization that draws on the expertise of faculty from across the University Park campus. Within the specialization, students will work with their academic advisor to create a curriculum plan that meets their career goals.


Criminal Justice Specialization 

CRIM 501 Criminal Justice Organizations and Institutions

CRIM 433 Sentencing

CRIM 430 American Correctional System

CRIM 435 Policing in America

CRIM 432 The American Courts System

CRIM 441 The Juvenile Justice System

CRIM 451 Race, Crime, and Justice

CRIM 453 Women and the Criminal Justice System

CRIM 467 Law and Society

*This a sample list of courses that could be used to complete the requirements for this specialization