Graduate Programs

MPA Inspection and Oversight: Health Care Specialization

Program Summary:

Credits Required: 42
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The online Master of Public Administration: Inspection and Oversight program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice offers highly specialized training in the growing field of inspection and oversight. Developed in close collaboration with the Association of Inspectors General, our program is unique in that it prepares public administration students for much-needed positions in organizations that investigate the performance of other organizations.

Federal, state, and local governments have long held a need for skilled Comptrollers, Inspectors General, and other inspection and oversight professionals.  However, a growing number of companies in the private sector are facing similar regulatory demands.  This includes a higher level of oversight to ensure compliance, transparency and integrity.  The online MPA: Inspector General program was developed with these demands in mind.

Most public administration programs instruct students in technical and supervisory positions for public and nonprofit organizations. John Jay College’s online MPA: Inspector General program goes deeper.  We examine the issues confronting organizations across both the public and private sectors such as compliance, misconduct and forensic accountancy. 

Graduates of the program are equipped to take on employment opportunities in inspection and oversight, or to apply their knowledge to related functions, including:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Risk management
  • Performance assessment
  • Field inspection
  • Investigative journalism

The online MPA: Inspection and Oversight program is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.


The Online Master of Public Administration in Inspection and Oversight program is offering a new specialization in Health Care Delivery Inspection and Oversight. The specialization prepares students for careers in the assessment, monitoring, regulation, auditing and investigation of health care organizations and service providers.

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services National Health Expenditure Projections 2012-2022,[1] U.S. health care costs exceeded $2.9 trillion in 2013, and are projected to be 19.9 percent of the GDP by 2022. Over 2011-2013, $14.9 billion was recovered in fraudulent claims. However, recent estimates that the full cost of health care fraud range as high as $272 billion annually.[2] 

The Specialization enhances the MPA in Inspection and Oversight program with the following course of study:

Curriculum Courses

Core Courses (21 Credits – 7 courses)
Course Name
PAD 700 Public Administration
Course Name
PAD 723 Assessments, Audits and Investigations in Human Resources
Course Description
This course examines assessments, audits, and investigations from a human resources perspective, including the preparation of factual investigative reports on the outcomes of investigations into violations of policies and laws on workplace safety, EEO-employment discrimination, violence, harassment, retaliation, fraud, abuse, waste and other wrongdoing. You’ll study the prevalence and incidence of such problems, along with techniques for fact-finding, investigation, documentation and complaint assessment.
Course Name
PAD 706 Bureaupathology
Course Description
During this course, you’ll explore corruption, waste, favoritism, excessive secrecy, arbitrary and illegal exercises of power and other “pathologies” that may occur in bureaucr