• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Public Administration - Criminal Justice program at Southern Utah University provides an intellectual, collaborative and engaged learning environment where practical and theoretical concepts of public administration are presented within the historical, political, social, cultural and economic contexts. 
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Students learn to act as facilitators in defining and pursuing the public interest. Those who are new to the Public Administration - Criminal Justice at Southern Utah University field will learn how to effectively manage in their organization and make ethical decisions that will benefit the community at large.


Versatile in its design, students may customize the program to suit their personal interests and career objectives. A variety of electives are available, and students may choose from course offerings in any combination of on-campus or online.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Program Overview and Theory of Public Administration
  • Public Finance Economics
  • Research Methods 
  • Public Administration & Ethics
  • Administrative Law
  • Human Resources

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • SUU Graduate Admissions application
  • Payment of the non-refundable application fee
  • A Letter of Intent written by the applicant
  • A current resume
  • Receipt of three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions.
  • Writing sample
  • Achieved and awarded a Bachelors Degree from an accredited university or college
  • Online Out-of-State only applicants must have 1 year of professional work experience. Experience will be evaluated by the admission committee in consideration with the full application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2434 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2434 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2434 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2434 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    790 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 790 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Cedar City

  • 870 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

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