Westfield State University to host virtual graduate information session for public administration and criminal justice programs

Flexible, affordable programs designed for the working adult

WESTFIELD, Mass.—Westfield State University will host a virtual information session for its Master of Public Administration and Master of Science in Criminal Justice programs on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m., on Zoom. 

The two programs—and all of Westfield State University’s graduate programs—offer students an affordable, flexible experience. The ability to attend full- or part-time—while taking courses in the late afternoon, evening, and online during fall, spring, and summer sessions—is responsive to the needs of today’s adult learner. 

Westfield State’s Master of Public Administration—supported by faculty in the departments of Communications; Criminal Justice; Economics and Management; Geography, Planning, and Sustainability; Nursing; Sociology—prepares students to develop as professional administrators in public, nonprofit, healthcare and criminal justice settings.  

“Our students are public service minded and are seeking to enhance their leadership and management skills,” said MPA Program Director Charles DiStefano, Ph.D. “The MPA program offers a collaborative learning experience, where you will learn from professors and fellow students who have a wide range of public sector experience and expertise.” 

The Criminal Justice graduate program focuses on theoretical and applied issues in law enforcement, corrections, administration, and public law. Its goal is to further critical thinking about significant issues in crime and criminal justice. Judges, lawyers, managers, and criminal justice researchers supplement the faculty, bringing many practical considerations to the study of the discipline.  

“The Master of Criminal Justice provides a great opportunity for those who work in the criminal justice field to advance their education and, potentially, their career,” said Program Director Christopher Kudlac, Ph.D. “It also provides a way for those interested in entering the field to earn a master’s degree to make themselves more marketable.”  

Information session attendees will have the opportunity to speak with outreach team members and faculty about the programs and application process. The $50 application fee will be waived for attendees. To RSVP, visit www.GoBackNow.com. For more information, call 413-572-8461 or email graduate@westfield.ma.edu. 

Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public, co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender, or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society. For more information about Westfield State University, visit us at www.westfield.ma.eduwww.twitter.com/westfieldstate, or https://www.facebook.com/WestfieldStateUniversity. 

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