Restorative Justice (Online), Graduate Certificate

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Minimum Total Hours: 12

Program Code: G095

The Restorative Justice Certificate emphasizes leadership, program and project development, victim and offender services and community-oriented approaches to crime prevention and restoration. Six hours of required coursework includes Ethical Decision-Making for Criminal Justice as well as Victimology and Restorative Justice. Six elective hours must also be applied to complete this certificate. Elective hours include courses such as Human Trafficking, Community Policing and Juvenile Justice.

Certificate Requirements

Core Courses
LSCJ 5153Ethical Decision Making in Criminal Justice3
LSCJ 5203Victimology and Restorative Justice3
Elective Courses
Choose six hours of graduate elective as approved by the faculty advisor and graduate liaison6
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.