Further Your Criminology Knowledge

Regis University’s graduate certificate in Criminology is ideal for students who plan to teach the discipline at the community college level, need to meet promotional career requirements, or have a personal interest to gain current and relevant knowledge in Criminology.
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Criminology Graduate Certificate

Degree Overview

While students may eventually wish to apply for degree status, the graduate certificate in Criminology provides an opportunity to meet immediate needs while positioning them for the future. Offered both online and on-campus, the coursework is designed for students to explore an area of interest within particular contexts. For example, a student may be interested in human trafficking, or senior citizens as crime victims. Students have the opportunity to research their particular topic of interest in relationship to the context of each course.

The required 18-credit-hours enables certificate-seeking students to pursue current and relevant research within the six courses. Certificate students will be taking courses with degree-seeking students and have the same academic requirements. They will be positioned to continue in the program, if desired, and complete the master's degree in Criminology.

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Total Criminology Certificate Requirements: 18 credit hours (6 courses)

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Program Requirements

Criminology Certificate Requirements: 18 credit hours

MSCR 604 Contemporary Issues in Criminology
MSCR 605 Criminal Psychopathology
MSCR 620 Leadership Principles in Criminology
MSCR 625 Ethical Conduct and Positions of Power
MSCR 640 Transnational Crime
MSCR 694 Research Analysis and Application
The identified 18 credit hours enables the certificate-seeking student to pursue research within these 6 courses which is current and relevant. Certificate students will be taking courses with degree-seeking students and have the same academic requirements. They will be positioned to continue, if desired, and complete the master’s degree.

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

 

How to Apply

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Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking a graduate academic certificate from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

Applicants must demonstrate an ability to achieve graduate-level writing and critical analysis before admission to the graduate certificate in Criminology program.

  • Application: Completed graduate application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript within 30 days of the date of application. Official transcript must reflect a baccalaureate degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. If official transcript is not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcript is received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcript from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the CPS Admission Office.
  • Two letters of recommendation from colleagues or supervisors who know your work in a professional setting and are able to give specific information about your abilities and potential
  • Current resume
  • Required admission essays
  • Faculty interview
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Applications due two weeks prior to start date.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Summer 8W2 2014 June 30, 2014 June 16, 2014
Fall 8W1 2014 August 25, 2014 August 11, 2014
Fall 8W2 2014 October 20, 2014 October 6, 2014
Spring 8W1 2015 January 5, 2015 December 22, 2014

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.

Tuition

2014-2015 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2014 - August 25, 2014

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $9,975 18 $550 $75
Online $9,975 18 $550 $75

2013-2014 Academic Year Tuition: Through Summer 2014

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $9,705 18 $535 $75
Online $9,975 18 $550 $75

Directed study costs $550 per credit hour.

Please note: Additional fees may apply to students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.