Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management

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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.


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

Both required:
CRIJ 5330 <CJ 530> Critical Analysis of Justice Administration
CRIJ 6333 <CJ 633> Seminar in Organization and Administration
2 Elective Choose four from:
CRIJ 6396 <CJ 696> Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice Management
CRIJ 6363 <CJ 663> Leadership Psychology in Criminal Justice Management
CRIJ 6334 <CJ 634> Research Methods & Quantitative Analysis in Criminal   Justice
CRIJ 6332 <CJ 632> Research Development in the Organizational Context
CRIJ 6365 <CJ 665> Community Theory and the Administration of Justice
CRIJ 6336 <CJ 636> Computer/Technology Applications for Criminal Justice
CRIJ 6392 <CJ 692> Program Evaluation for Criminal Justice Management
CRIJ 6339 <CJ 639> Police in Society
CRIJ 6372 <CJ 672> Seminar in Criminology and Corrections



Criminal Justice (CRIJ)

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