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, 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.
The Specialization enhances the MPA in Inspection and Oversight program with the following course of study:
Prerequisite: PAD 740
Prerequisites: PAD 715, and either PAD 739 or PAD 758
Admission to the online Master of Science in Emergency Management program is competitive, and evaluation is based on the student's academic and professional records of achievements. Although students are not required to have an undergraduate degree or prior coursework in emergency management, preference will be given to those with relevant experience.
To be considered for admission, students must meet the following requirements:
- A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or an international equivalent
- An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher ( or meet contingency requirements as determined by the program on a case-by-case basis)
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or IELTS, is required for international applicants who have not studied in English-speaking countries. John Jay College's TOEFL code number is 2115-99. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test, and 79-80 for the the internet-based test. The minimum score for IELTS is 7
- Submission of a complete application
Warren (Ned) Benton
Director, Online Master of Public Administration: Inspector General Program
EdM, PhD, University of Illinois
PhD, Harvard Law School
Dan Feldman teaches Oversight & Investigation, Ethics & Accountability, and Administrative Law. He was first elected to the New York State Assembly in 1980, and served as a member of the Legislature from 1981 through 1998, writing over 140 state laws, including New York’s Megan’s Law and Organized Crime Control Act. As Correction Committee chair for twelve years, he led some of the first efforts to repeal the Rockefeller drug laws. For six years thereafter, as a senior member of Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s staff, he exposed HUD’s 203k mortgage loan guarantee scandal and led the investigation of UnumProvident’s disability insurance scam. Until his full-time appointment at John Jay, he worked as Special Counsel for Law & Policy to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Feldman's fourth book, Tales from the Sausage Factory: Making Laws in New York State, with co-author Gerald Benjamin, was published by SUNY Press in 2010. The publication date for his fifth book, The Art of the Watchdog: Fighting Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Corruption in Government, with co-author David Eichenthal, also by SUNY Press, is January 1, 2014. He also wrote numerous scholarly articles, and serves as Perspective and Commentary Editor for Public Administration Review. His current research involves government oversight, administrative theory, and legal philosophy.