Drug Policy Management, Graduate Certificate

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Minimum Total Hours: 12

Program Code: G328

Certificate Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Drug Policy Management emphasizes policy development within the rapidly evolving field of drug enforcement, offender diversion, decriminalization, and treatment. Nine hours of required coursework include Theoretical Foundations in Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Policy Deployment and Substance Abuse and Crime. Three elective hours as approved by the faculty advisor and graduate liaison must also be applied to complete this certificate. 

Core Courses
LSCJ 5113Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice3
LSCJ 5133Criminal Justice Policy Development3
LSCJ 5413Substance Abuse and Crime in the United States3
Elective Course
Complete 3 graduate elective hours as approved by the faculty advisor and graduate liaison. Options include:3
Victimology and Restorative Justice
Community Corrections in the 21st Century
Restorative Justice Programs for Drug Offenders
Human Trafficking and Prostitution
Drug Enforcement Operations and Management
Global Drug Trafficking, Narco-Terrorism, and United States Drug Policy
Gangs in the United States
Program Development Implementation and Evaluation
Drugs and the Brain
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.