I would look into these traditional brick and mortar schools, that also offer fully online courses:
Those three all well respected and have multiple online programs. Why do you “need” an MPA (masters of public administration) if your goal is to work in law enforcement? A Masters in Criminology or Criminal Justice is just as good for most people.
I actually need a masters in public administration. I will check out the WGU, thats halfpint. I will also check out national and arizona state.
I take some online classes from washburn, but I also go to traditional classes. I prefer traditional classes, becuase the instructors teach. In most online classes, the book does the teaching, and I hate that. However, You all know that I don’t wait around, and an online degree would help me get my masters quick.
I have an associates in police science, and will have a Bachelors in Criminal Justice. My mentor and my boss are both cops, one is a state agent and the other is a police chief. Both of them have told me that once I get my undergrad in criminal justice, its better to get my masters in something different.
Both of them have told me that a masters of public administration would help me be able to become a police chief, and sherriff or a director of a state agency. I don’t really want to become any of those, because elected officials have no job security, and I am not a politician.
However, if it would help me become somebody higher up in the chain of command, I am all for it.
The FBI was at the university carreer fair a couple of weeks ago, and they said to get an MBA. They also said that they don’t normally like to hire cops, they would rather have businessmen. The FBI was kind of rude to me, and I thought that I could beat both of the agents up and take their lunch money, so I am reconsidering working for them.[/quote]
The FBI seems like it has really gone way downhill over the last few decades.
They used to be one of the most respected law enforcement agencies in the world. Now they seem like a bunch of bozos with MBA’s instead of the best cops around.