The Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences offers the following graduate certificates designed as options for persons having a baccalaureate degree, or a master's degree, who want to enroll in a part-time, short, coherent course of study at the graduate level. Persons who may not yet be ready to commit to a full-length graduate program, as well as those who already hold a graduate degree but want to pursue additional work in the same or another field, may find that a certificate provides the perfect alternative. Students applying to enter a graduate certificate program must complete the graduate school application form and submit official transcripts showing completion of the undergraduate/baccalaureate degree along with two letters of recommendation.
Disaster losses are increasing in the United States. Disasters are, and will continue to be, a growth business. The surrounding social, economic, political, and bureaucratic contexts within which Emergency Management operates has also become more complicated, requiring more sophisticated engagement.
The graduate certificate program in financial crimes investigation is comprised of one main required course and three electives. The three electives can be focused areas of study or a broader open selection that explore multiple areas of financial crimes investigations. Students should discuss courses with their advisor. Online only.
The certificate in fire/arson investigation is designed to assist professionals who wish to acquire specific skills in this specialized field.
This 12-credit program of study prepares those who will be responsible for the management and care of offenders in forensic settings. In addition, it is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of professionals currently working in law enforcement, courts, corrections, or mental health settings.
This 12-credit certificate prepares individuals for the responsibilities of protecting agency or corporate information systems. The basics of information systems security as well as the legal issues and cyberresponse strategies are reviewed.
To achieve and sustain high performance during these challenging times, our national security enterprise requires focus, discipline, and imagination. It also requires thoughtful oversight, visionary leadership, and highly effective administration.
For students who may not be ready to commit to a full-length graduate program, or for those who already hold a master’s degree but wish to pursue additional work in the area of national security, this 12-credit graduate certificate provides an alternative.
This certificate provides a broad overview of the most current thinking in public management.
This 12-credit certificate in public safety management is designed to assist professionals who wish to acquire specific skills related to this field. Courses emphasize the application of modern management principles and practices to the field of public safety.
This 12-credit certificate is designed for professionals who work with crime victims. Students develop advanced knowledge and skill in working as victim advocates and victim services managers.