Justice Administration Graduate Certificate

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Admission Requirements

Complete the following admission requirements:

  • Students must have a completed baccalaureate degree.
  • Students must possess either prior education specific to justice, criminal justice, public administration-related work experience or a combination of both with the approval and review of the program director to enter the justice administration graduate certificate program.
  • If the degree is in a non justice or public administration-related field and the student has a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, students will be required to start with one 400-level course, that is an elective option for the degree. 
  • Students who have already obtained a graduate degree will not be required to complete an entrance exam or complete a 400-level course first. 
  • Students with a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in a related field will not have any additional testing or entry course requirements.
  • Students with a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 2.75, regardless of the field of study, will be required to complete the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Exam. 
  • Students with a cumulative GPA below 2.75, will be required to submit results from either the GRE or GMAT. 

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Minimum requirements for Justice Administration Graduate Certificate: 12 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Graduate Certificate Requirements
Complete the graduate certificate requirements.
Justice Administration Program Requirements:
Complete the following:
JUST F605Administration and Management of Criminal Justice Organizations3
JUST F620Personnel Management in Criminal Justice3
JUST F625Legal Aspect of Criminal Justice Management3
Complete 3 credits from the following or other approved JUST course:3
Ethics in Criminal Justice Management
Justice Program Planning/ Evaluation and Grant Writing
Community/Restorative Justice
Total Credits12

Note: Students may apply 3 units (graduate-level credits) from the FBI National Academy, Command and General Staff College, Command College, Southern Police Institute (Univ. of Kentucky) or similar programs approved by the American Council on Education (e.g., graduate certificate relevant to justice from another institution).