Criminal Justice Leadership and Management Graduate Certificate

Law enforcement professional speaking to students.

Be a leader

Advance or start your career as a leader in criminal justice.

Lead your team and others. Manage staffs and budgets. Handle administrative needs.

Certificate in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management

Michael Kyle, Program Director
Strong Hall 226

Program description

Criminal Justice agency administrators require a specialized combination of knowledge, which includes a foundation in criminal justice policy, policy analysis and research interpretation skills, knowledge of ethical leadership principles, and knowledge of management techniques and or/ financial management. The Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management prepares the student for a leadership role with courses covering these four key areas.

Admissions criteria

To be considered for the program, a student must have a 2.75 grade point average.

Required courses - 12 hours total

Course(s) Area of Study Credit Hours
CRM 701 Criminal Justice Policy 3 hrs
CRM 715 Leadership and Management in Criminal Justice 3 hrs
Ethics and Leadership in the Public Sector
The Ethics of Justice
3 hrs
PLS 756
PLS 753
Financial Management for State and Local Government
Management Techniques and Organizational Behavior


3 hrs

Apply online

Apply to this program through a central application: GradCAS. Review the sections above before you begin.