Tech Adds Master's In Police Administration

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Dr. Steve Hundersmarck
Director of the Center for Criminal Sciences

260.422.5561 or 800.288.1766 ext. 2248


Indiana Tech will continue to expand its graduate degree programs with the introduction of a Master of Science in Police Administration in spring 2010.

The degree is designed to offer professionals in police administration the chance to further understand and develop expertise in the study of administration and leadership. Coursework stresses the application of theory, case studies, and problem-solving activities relevant to contemporary police administration and leadership. The classes will be taught by police practitioners and emphasize real world application in which students will apply what they learn in the field.

Like all Indiana Tech master’s degrees, the program uses an accelerated format for courses. Classes meet once a week for six weeks per course. There are eight sessions of graduate courses each year, allowing students to complete the master’s in police administration in about a year and a half.  The program will begin at the Fort Wayne campus in March 2010, with an online option to follow in fall 2010.  Online classes also span six weeks but can be accessed anywhere, anytime with broadband Internet access.

The master’s degree in police administration consists of 33 credits including a core foundation, concentration core, and a final capstone project. Courses include:
• Criminological Theory
• Criminal Justice Statistics
• Criminal Justice Research Methods
• Principles of Leadership
• Ethics of Supervision
• Police Organizational Behavior
• Police Management
• Police Administration
• Budgeting and Resource Management
• Legal Issues in Supervision

For the final project in the capstone course, students will be required to design a unique project to diagnose and solve a real-world problem.

Successful applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5; a bachelor's degree in criminal justice or a related study area; and three letters of recommendation. Applicants who have earned bachelor’s degrees in unrelated fields will be considered based on relevant work experience and course work.
Indiana Tech’s graduate degree programs are offered through the College of Professional Studies, which focuses on meeting the needs of nontraditional learners. In addition to the main campus in Fort Wayne, the College of Professional Studies has locations in Elkhart, Fishers, Greenwood, Hammond, Huntington, Indianapolis, Kendallville, Merrillville, Mishawaka, Plainfield, and Warsaw.
For more information on programs and admission requirements, call 800.288.1766 or visit


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