Graduate Certificate in Juvenile Justice Leadership
Recent events in the state and in the nation have prompted policy makers, police, juvenile justice administrators and school administrators to re-examine their role in the juvenile justice process. The juvenile justice system, long understaffed, is facing the continuing problem of increased juvenile crime, high levels of juvenile drug use and substance abuse, and debatable programs to rehabilitate delinquent children. It is one of the fastest growing career fields in criminal justice.
The certificate program in Juvenile Justice Leadership is designed to provide a theoretical and practical knowledge base for juvenile justice executives in the areas of criminal justice, public administration and social work. This certificate program requires 12 hours of graduate course work. The successful completion of this program would improve consideration for admission as a degree-seeking student in the master's program in Criminal Justice.
International Student Requirements:
In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure all supporting documents, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Intensive
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 20,000 and above