The University of South Florida’s Department of Criminology offers a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration 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.
This certificate is offered on the Tampa campus and partially online.
Must meet University Graduate Admissions and English Proficiency requirements.
To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.
In addition to your completed application form, transcripts, resume and letter of interest, you will need to submit the following documents:
- Two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s abilities to succeed at the graduate level
Credit Toward Graduate Degree
Courses from the certificate may be applied to the graduate degree.
Time Limit / Average time to Completion
This certificate should be completed within three years.