Online Corrections Management Graduate Certificate
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The online Graduate Certificate in Corrections Management enhances your skillset as a corrections administration professional through topics like criminal justice organizations, institutional management, corrections and community supervision and in cross-disciplines such as public administration.
The program covers management-related challenges, leadership in public agencies and policy development processes. The certificate is designed to provide you with a foundation of correctional administration, leadership and policy analysis.
Fifteen credit hours are required for this program, which includes four required courses and one elective, chosen from a list of pre-approved courses. As a student, you are required to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and to earn no more than one grade below a B- in courses taken toward the completion of the program.
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CRJ 514 Seminar in Corrections (3) CRJ 516 Seminar in Criminal Justice Organization and Management (3) CRJ 528 Prison and Jail Administration OR CRJ 529 Community Corrections (3) PAF 520 Public Management (3)
For electives, students should see the academic unit for the approved course list. There is no required culminating experience for this program.
Recent Faculty Highlights Include:
- Fellow by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
- Fellow of the American Psychological Association
- Director inducted into the National Academy of Public Administration
Graduates with an ASU Online Corrections Management Graduate Certificate have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
- Graduate admission application/li>
- Official transcripts/li>
- Written statement of career and educational goals/li>
- Proof of English proficiency
Students not admitted to a graduate degree-granting program at ASU (nondegree-seeking students) must also submit two letters of recommendation and a current resume.
Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.
Students from related fields, such as public policy, political science, psychology, sociology, as well as other social science degrees, might be interested in this program; however, all eligible students will be considered. Although most students would most likely come from the aforementioned degree fields, there is no specific undergraduate degree major required for admission; the school will accept applicants with undergraduate degrees from all educational backgrounds.
There are no required admission examinations for this program.