Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice
The curriculum of the Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice provides a balance of theoretical and practical coursework that further develops the critical thinking and analytical skills needed in today’s competitive and evolving criminal justice workforce. Students will be challenged through coursework and collaborative interaction with faculty and fellow students to identify, develop, and enhance their understanding in traditional and cutting edge criminal justice graduate courses. Students will be able to tailor their learning to their long-term objectives and interests with electives dealing with law enforcement, victimology, corrections, public administration, and computer forensics. This allows students to enhance their understanding and to strengthen their skills in areas unique to their desired criminal justice focus, which increases the value of their degree and the impact of their learning in their position within the criminal justice arena.
The program is designed to be a fast-paced, focused and affordable option for criminal justice practitioners who may not be ready to commit to a full-length graduate program or may wish to pursue additional work in the area of criminal justice. It is in an online format to provide flexibility and to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. Coursework will be offered using interactive instructional software with an emphasis on collaboration and critical thinking.