Community Corrections Graduate Certificate

Program description

The Graduate Certificate in Community Corrections provides a 12 hour graduate-level experience for people working or desiring to work in the field of community corrections. The certificate provides instruction in various aspects of community corrections including an overview of correctional theory and practice, modern challenges facing correctional professionals, evidence-based techniques for improving client supervision and reducing offender recidivism, and an in-depth exploration of offender thinking patterns and behavior.

Admission criteria

To be considered for the program, a student must have a 3.00 grade point average and apply and be admitted to the certificate program. Students who do not meet the normal admission requirement, but who show an indication of high promise, will be considered for probationary admission. Probationary conditions will be defined by the Certificate Advisor. Students in the Accelerated Master's program, seniors, and postbaccalaureates are encouraged to consider this certificate. Admission to the certificate program does not constitute admission to any other Missouri State University graduate program.

Required courses - 12 hours

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
CRM 770 Correctional Theory and Practice 3 hrs
CRM 771 Contemporary Issues in Community Corrections 3 hrs
CRM 772 Applied Evidence-Based Practices in Community Corrections 3 hrs
CRM 773 Offender Thinking and Decision-Making 3 hrs
Completion Requirements

Courses must be completed with a 3.00 GPA for successful completion of certificate.