Feb 04, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Criminal Justice Administration Graduate Certificate

Department: Dean’s Office

The Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration is designed to develop and enhance professional practice in the criminal justice community. The Graduate Certificate prepares students for advanced levels of management by enhancing their technical skills, decision-making processes, and analytic capabilities in the contemporary environment of criminal justice practice. The certificate targets students interested in the criminal justice system who have a committed interest in enhancing their professionalism and developing their practitioner and management skills.

The Graduate Certificate focuses on two primary areas. First, the program focuses on contemporary issues in criminal justice management and the challenges facing the criminal justice sector of contemporary government. Second, the program provides enhanced skills in research and their application and utility in problem solving, equipping the student with sophisticated quantitative tools and strategies for using these tools in analyzing and designing solutions to problems.

The Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration is designed to meet the needs of the working professional and the non-traditional student, and the Certificate may be earned in as few as two semesters.

Graduate Certificate Admissions and Process

Students must apply and be admitted into the Graduate Certificate to be eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Certificate Director prior to applying. 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. University Admission Requirements, including English Proficiency    
  2. Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements    

Curriculum Requirements (17 Credit Hours)

Courses may be taken in any order, but the following sequence is recommended:

Graduate Certificate Time Limit

Five (5) Years.

Graduate Certificate Completion

For procedures to confirm completion of the Graduate Certificate, please refer to the website.