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  • Shana Maier, PhD

    • Criminal Justice Certificate Coordinator
    • Kapelski Learning Center, Room 334
    • tel: 610-499-4651
    • fax: 610-499-4603

Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice

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The graduate certificate in criminal justice is designed for individuals who currently work in all areas of the criminal justice field, or who anticipate entry into the field and are unable to commit to a 30-credit master's program. This visitcertificate is also designed for professionals who would not benefit from research skills or do not want to complete the thesis or comprehensive exams required by the master's program.

applyThere are no required courses for this certificate so students have the flexibility to take graduate courses that interest them and would benefit them in their current or future professional role in criminal justice. Students also have the opportunity to engage with our esteemed full-time and part-time faculty who are experienced and knowledgeable criminal justice practitioners.

After completion of the certificate program, courses can be transferred to the master's in criminal justice program if students want to pursue further study.

Requirements and Courses

To qualify for the graduate certificate in criminal justice, you must complete four three-credit courses with a grade of B or better in three years or less.

View Summer and Fall 2018 course offerings that count towards the certificate in criminal justice.

How to Apply

An applicant for admission to the graduate certificate in criminal justice program must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

Please complete our simple, short online application, including a brief statement describing reasons and expectations for study in the program.

Within a week of our receipt of your college official transcript and completed application, you will receive notification regarding admission. After making a deposit of $100 that will be applied to your tuition and fees, you will receive a code that will allow you to enroll in the graduate certificate program of your choice and make course selections for the upcoming semester.


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