State of New York Police Juvenile Officers Association
The State of New York Police Juvenile Officers Association (S.N.Y.P.J.O.A.) was established in 1975 as an educational and training organization and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of training for all police officers and professionals in the juvenile justice field. Its membership is comprised of police juvenile officers, School Resource Officers and D.A.R.E. officers, school personnel, social and youth bureau workers, and other juvenile justice professionals.
The S.N.Y.P.J.O.A. has become a recognized leader in New York State for developing and implementing curriculum for the certification of police juvenile services with a special focus on crimes committed either by or against children. They are committed to the development and implementation of quality training for all of its members and others in the field of juvenile justice. Through this training, law enforcement and other juvenile justice and human services professionals will ensure that our communities remain safe and that our young people have the opportunity to develop into successful and productive citizens of every corner of New York State.
As a way of saying "thank you" to the many S.N.Y.P.J.O.A. members who reside in our community, Marist College is offering special tuition pricing for all members and their immediate adult family members.
- A tuition discount on eligible graduate and adult undergraduate degree programs. For our complete list of eligible programs and discounted pricing visit our eligible programs and pricing page.
- Options for Full-Time and Part-Time Master's and Bachelor's degree programs offered 100% online, in-class or a mix of both.
- Enjoy state of the art classrooms for our Bachelor’s and Master’s programs offered on our Main Campus in Poughkeepsie, NY. We also offer a classroom-based MPA option at our satellite locations in Queens, NY, and Albany, NY.
Members and their families must show proof of employment and be 22 years of age, or older, in order to qualify for the partnership tuition rate.
Adult undergraduate students are defined as students who began their Marist academic career at age 22 or older and who are applying through the office of Adult Undergraduate Admission. Graduate students are those students who are initiating an application for a stand-alone masters degree through the Office of Graduate Admission.
Final determination of eligibility is made by Marist College.
Marist College offers students a variety of programs on-site and online for both graduate and adult undergraduate (ages 22+) learners.
Please visit our eligible programs page for more information.
Marist College Online Master of Public Administration (MPA) Degree Program
We offer two start dates for this online program. Apply by December 1 to start in January or apply by August 1 to start in September.
Marist College has offered the MPA degree since 1980 and, for over 20 years, has partnered with law enforcement agencies in New York State. As part of the academic partnership between Marist College and S.N.Y.P.J.O.A., the MPA will be delivered as an online degree program to assist personnel who are unable to attend traditional courses at our satellite locations or prefer the convenience of online learning.
MPA Program Structure
Marist’s MPA degree program meets the needs of the busy law enforcement professional by combining accelerated scheduling and a reduced pricing structure with the flexibility and convenience of Marist’s online course delivery system. Students in this program represent a diverse mix of law enforcement and criminal justice professionals from local, state, and federal agencies throughout the nation. This combination of experience provides for an intensely rich and beneficial learning experience and allows students the opportunity to widen their professional networks.
The MPA program is comprised of 39-42 credits of graduate coursework (13-14 courses). Students with less than two years of work experience in the public or non-profit sectors will be required to complete a Public Administration internship. All MPA courses are eight weeks in length and offered Spring, Summer, and Fall. Semester breaks are included. The entire graduate degree program can be completed in just over two years.
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