Criminal Justice Administration, Graduate Certificate

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Minimum Total Hours: 12

Program Code: G288

Certificate Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration emphasizes leadership, as well as program and project development within the criminal justice system. Nine hours of required coursework include Criminal Justice Policy Deployment, Ethical Decision-Making, and Studies in Police Leadership or Corrections Management. Three elective hours as approved by the faculty advisor and graduate liaison must also be applied to complete this certificate. 

Core Courses
LSCJ 5133Criminal Justice Policy Development3
LSCJ 5153Ethical Decision Making in Criminal Justice3
LSCJ 5513Studies in Police Leadership3
or LSCJ 5303 Correctional Leadership
Elective Course
Complete three graduate dcclive hours as approved by the faculty advisor and graduate liaison. Options include: 3
Community Policing
Drug Enforcement Operations and Management
Crime Analysis for Intelligence-Led Policing
Theories of Management and Leadership
Cultures of Organizations
The Individual and Leadership
Organizational Communications
Motivation in Work and Leadership
Experiential Leadership I (must be taken with LSAL 5913)
Experiential Leadership II (must be taken with LSAL 5903)
Total Credit Hours12

A graduate certificate is not a graduate degree. A graduate degree represents a program of independent inquiry beyond the depth of coursework alone, while a graduate certificate represents a set of courses only.

  • All courses must be taken at OU. No transfer credit will apply.
  • No course substitutions are permitted for graduate certificates.
  • Coursework applied to a graduate certificate cannot be more than five years old as of the semester the graduate certificate is awarded.
  • Students must earn a grade point average of 3.00 or higher on all coursework applied to the graduate certificate.