UMass Lowell is accepting applications for a new Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Justice Administration. The graduate degree is targeted specifically for the justice system and for those interested in careers in court administration and management. Courses include managing justice organizations, budgeting and financial management. The new degree is the only one of its kind offered in New England, and can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis. UMass Lowell's rolling admissions process means that applications are now being accepted for the spring semester.
Dr. Frank Talty, Assistant Dean and Prelaw Advisor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell said that the idea to offer professional development and administrative education for the courts and other justice agencies arose during his time as Chair of the Judicial Administration Section Council of the Mass. Bar Association.
“This program provides an opportunity for court personnel and students interested in careers in the courts to get the professional training necessary to succeed, while providing the Massachusetts Trial Court with fresh ideas, energy, and expertise," says Dr. Talty. "It’s our hope that this new program proves to be another of the many assets available here in Massachusetts for Trial Court employees."