Graduate Certificates


Our new certificate programs allow you to boost your resume while you continue to earn your master's degree.


 

Criminal Justice - Online Graduate Certificates

The graduate certificate in Leadership in Criminal Justice Administration is designed for law enforcement, corrections, private security, and public safety professionals. This certificate combines the theoretical aspects of leadership with the practical components of day-to-day management in the field. Professionals gain exposure to key concepts including ethical leadership and strategic management, in addition to the opportunity to self-select elective courses that reflect each student’s individual interests and career goals. 

Curriculum (12 credits) 

(2) Required Courses: 

  • Ethical Leadership and Accountability 
  • Advanced Criminology 

(2) Elective Courses: 

  • Problems in Contemporary Corrections, Probation and Parole 
  • Police and the Community 
  • Crisis Communication for Public Safety Officials 
  • Diversity and Criminal Justice Social Policy

The graduate certificate in Evidence-Based Practices in Criminal Justice focuses on the statistical and data-driven approach to decision-making that drives the field of criminal justice forward. Students will analyze policies, identify implementation challenges and develop an understanding of the roles research and data play in understanding the economic, social and political contexts of criminal justice policy and practice. Students also have the opportunity to self-select elective courses that reflect each student’s individual and career interests. 

Curriculum – 12 credits 

(2) Required Courses: 

  • Diversity and Criminal Justice Social Policy 
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice 

(2) Elective Courses: 

  • Problems in Contemporary Corrections, Probation and Parole 
  • Advanced Criminology 
  • Police and the Community 
  • Criminal Law and Procedure

The graduate certificate in security and threat analysis will study the philosophical, sociological and structural influences that encourage the creation of various threat groups and the tactics agents use to monitor, intervene and control threat group activity. Additional focus on understanding crime control and the regulation of criminals in the courts and corrections will further each student’s understanding of the criminal justice system as a whole and aid in their ability to respond to large-scale crises. 

Curriculum – 12 credits 

(4) Required Courses:

  • Security Threat Groups 
  • Crisis Communication for Public Safety Officials 
  • Advanced Criminology 
  • Criminal Law and Procedure

The graduate certificate in Management of Offender Populations focuses on the evidence-based strategies for ensuring public safety while intervening and supervising justice involved individuals. Students will analyze best practices in assessing offenders’ risk and implementing the appropriate intervention. Specific attention will be directed at working with diverse and special offender categories, including substance use/abuse, intimate partner violence, forensic mental health and sex offenders. 

Curriculum – 12 credits 

(3) Required Courses: 

  • Problems in Contemporary Corrections, Probation and Parole 
  • Advanced Criminology 
  • Police and the Community 

(1) Elective Courses: 

  • Crisis Communication for Public Safety Officials 
  • Diversity and Criminal Justice Social Policy