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Master of Arts in Criminal Justice / Graduate Certificate


Master of Criminal Justice Graduate Certificate


The Criminal Justice Graduate Certificate is for those interested in gaining more skills and knowledge to further their careers within the criminal justice sector. This 18-hour certificate is also useful for students interested in community college or vocational teaching in the criminal justice field. Students with a master’s degree or a Ph.D. in another subject may take 18 hours of masters-level courses and are then qualified to teach Criminal Justice at a college level.


Required (3 hours):CJ - 601: Foundations of Criminal Justice Administration (3 cr.)

15 hours of electives from this list:CJ - 602: Criminological Theory (3 cr.)
CJ - 603: Data Analysis in Criminal Justice (3 cr.)
CJ - 604: Research Methods in Criminal Justice (3 cr.)
CJ - 606: Writing in Criminal Justice (3 cr.)
CJ - 607: Gender and Criminal Justice (3 cr.)
CJ - 608: Criminal Justice, Substance Use and Addiction (3 cr.)
CJ - 611: Understanding Human Behavior and Crime (3 cr.)
CJ - 612: Drugs, Crime and the Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
CJ - 613: Trauma and Criminal Behavior (3 cr.)
CJ - 620: Victimology ( cr.)
CJ - 621: Big Data and Criminal Justice (3 cr.)
CJ - 222: Cybercrime ( cr.)
CJ - 630: White Collar Crime (3 cr.)
CJ - 635: Juvenile Justice and Youth Crime Problems ( cr.)
CJ - 644: Policing in a Democratic Society ( cr.)
CJ - 652: Mass Incarceration and Collateral Consequences ( cr.)
CJ - 670: Government Project and Program Implementation and Management (3 cr.)
CJ - 671: Government Project and Program Communications Management (3 cr.)
CJ - 672: Special Topics in Criminal Justice (3 cr.)


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