Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management

Program Description | Admission Certificate Requirements | Courses


Program Description

The online Criminal Justice Leadership and Management Certificate is an 18-hour program catering to working professionals currently in the field of criminal justice. The certificate provides an opportunity for students to advance professional growth and career development while maintaining their occupational responsibilities. The certificate is structured to allow students to complete the program in one year, enrolling in two 7-1/2 week courses per semester. Completion of the online Graduate Certificate also advances students halfway towards a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management.


Admissions

Applicants seeking admission to the graduate certificate program in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. All official transcript from colleges or universities attended
  4. An acceptable undergraduate GPA (Note: A prima facie acceptable GPA is a 3.0 for the final 60 baccalaureate credits)
  5. Current Resume
  6. Evidence of three years of employment as a criminal justice professional (i.e., probation officer, police officer, corrections counselor, etc.)
  7. Applicant Questionnaire
  8. Personal Essay

Certificate Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management

Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management
Course Name Hours
Specified Courses (6 credit hours)
Both required:
CRIJ 5330 Critical Analysis of Justice Administration 3
CRIJ 6333 Seminar in Organization and Administration 3
Electives (12 credit hours)
Choose four from:
CRIJ 6396 Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice Management 3
CRIJ 6363 Leadership Psychology in Criminal Justice Management 3
CRIJ 6334 Research Methods & Quantitative Analysis in Criminal Justice 3
CRIJ 6332 Research Development in the Organizational Context 3
CRIJ 6365 Community Theory and the Administration of Justice 3
CRIJ 6336 Computer/Technology Applications for Criminal Justice 3
CRIJ 6392 Program Evaluation for Criminal Justice Management 3
CRIJ 6339 Police in Society 3
CRIJ 6372 Seminar in Criminology and Corrections 3
Total 18

Courses

Criminal Justice (CRIJ)

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