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    Walden University
  Jan 18, 2018
2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017)

Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice

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In this certificate program, students focus their understanding of key issues confronting the American criminal justice system, as well as policy analysis and the contemporary decision-making models. This certificate is designed for criminal justice professionals in policing, the courts, corrections, security, and associated support agencies.

Students must meet the master’s program admission requirements. Credit from courses taken for a certificate can be applied toward the Master of Public Administration or the MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

Students must show progress and maintain performance in a manner identical to a degree program. Students track their progress in their program of study, similar to degree-seeking students. Students must receive a B or better in each course. Note: A grade of B– is not acceptable.

Certificate Requirements

  • 16 total quarter credits
  • Foundation course (1 cr.)
  • Core courses (15 cr.)


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