Criminal Justice Administration Graduate Certificate Program
Department of Criminal Justice
The College of Arts and Sciences
Katherine T. Brown, College of Arts and Science
Anne Strouth, Professional Instructor of Criminal Justice
Continue Your Education with a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration 100% Online from Ashland University
The online Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration is designed to make you a more competitive applicant for careers and advancement within the vast field of criminal justice.
The Criminal Justice Administration Certificate focuses on leadership and decision-making as it relates to the agencies within the criminal justice fields, as well as program and policy development skills required of contemporary criminal justice administrators. The certificate is a five-course program that provides both current and prospective criminal justice professionals with the administrative and management preparation to advance their careers into administrative roles. The certificate is also designed for professionals who are contemplating a career change to the criminal justice sector and who need the skills and knowledge to make a successful transition.
Certificate Program Student Learning Outcomes:
SLO1: Critically examine the enduring problems in criminal justice, and identify and analyze interventions aimed at improving and achieving criminal justice goals.
SLO2: Demonstrate awareness of public policy issues as they relate to the development, implementation, and evaluation of criminal justice policies.
SLO3: Evaluate policies and social processes based in theoretical arguments.
You don’t need a background in criminal justice to enroll in this certificate program. However, this program is ideal for those who have a bachelor's degree in criminal justice or a related field. Related fields such as sociology, leadership, public administration, homeland security and criminology will benefit from this certificate.
How to Apply:
The following materials must be submitted to finalize the application process:
Completed Ashland University Application.
Submit a $30 application fee.
Submit official academic transcript(s) from accredited institutions of higher education documenting all undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded.
Transcripts, application fees paid by check or money order, or other correspondence should be mailed to:
Attn: Enrollment Services
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805
Official Electronic transcripts should be submitted to:
course number and title
CJ 510 Constitutional & Legal Issues in Criminal Justice
CJ 520 Seminar in Criminology
CJ 530 Critical Issues in Criminal Justice
CJ 540 Ethics & Justice
CJ 560 Criminal Justice Policy
CJ 510, 520, 530, 540
This is designed to be a one year certificate program.