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

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an admissions counselor at 877.820.0581 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 18.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Graduate Certificate in Criminology

MSCR 604 - Contemporary Issues in Criminology

Examines the scope of criminology based on global research and practical applications. The scope includes public safety, terrorism and organized crime, urban crime, victimology, restorative justice, crime prevention and other existing and emerging issues.

MSCR 605 - Criminal Psychopathology

Examines the criminal mind. Explores criminal behavior patterns, factors that influence criminal behavior, and the pathology of criminal behavior. Considers changing environments, demographics, and events.

MSCR 620 - Leadership Principles in Criminology

Examines contemporary leadership theories and models and explores multiple examples and case studies within Criminology. Specific areas of discipline, system collaboration, teamwork, stakeholder perceptions, and leadership ethics will be discussed.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCR*604 MSCR*605;

MSCR 625 - Ethical Conduct and Positions of Power

Examines contemporary ethical standards and conduct in multiple contexts. Case studies, readings, and discussion examine conflicts of interest, authoritative power and abuse, political influence, trust relationships and violation of trust, and other dilemmas faced by individuals in positions of leadership.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCR*604 AND MSCR*605;

MSCR 640 - Transnational Crime

Surveys and evaluates dominant trends in crime, i.e. organized crime, economic crime, cyber crime, terrorism, traffic in human beings, and drug dealing, from an economic and social-cultural context of globalization. Topics such as population migratory trends, transnational cooperation, and supranational policies will be discussed.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCR*604 MSCR*605;

MSCR 694 - Research Analysis and Application

A preparatory course in social science research methods employed by criminologists, emphasizing diagnostic and analytical tools, research design and evaluation methods for the purpose of developing a research proposal in anticipation for the capstone project. Prerequisite(s): Must successfully complete all MSCR courses, with the exception of MSCR 696.

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as courses. Please contact an admissions counselor at 877.820.0581 for recent changes and updates.

MSCR 604 Contemporary Issues in Criminology (3.00)

Examines the scope of criminology based on global research and practical applications. The scope includes public safety, terrorism and organized crime, urban crime, victimology, restorative justice, crime prevention and other existing and emerging issues.

MSCR 605 Criminal Psychopathology (3.00)

Examines the criminal mind. Explores criminal behavior patterns, factors that influence criminal behavior, and the pathology of criminal behavior. Considers changing environments, demographics, and events.

MSCR 620 Leadership Principles in Criminology (3.00)

Examines contemporary leadership theories and models and explores multiple examples and case studies within Criminology. Specific areas of discipline, system collaboration, teamwork, stakeholder perceptions, and leadership ethics will be discussed.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCR*604 MSCR*605;

MSCR 625 Ethical Conduct and Positions of Power (3.00)

Examines contemporary ethical standards and conduct in multiple contexts. Case studies, readings, and discussion examine conflicts of interest, authoritative power and abuse, political influence, trust relationships and violation of trust, and other dilemmas faced by individuals in positions of leadership.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCR*604 AND MSCR*605;

MSCR 640 Transnational Crime (3.00)

Surveys and evaluates dominant trends in crime, i.e. organized crime, economic crime, cyber crime, terrorism, traffic in human beings, and drug dealing, from an economic and social-cultural context of globalization. Topics such as population migratory trends, transnational cooperation, and supranational policies will be discussed.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCR*604 MSCR*605;

MSCR 694 Research Analysis and Application (3.00)

A preparatory course in social science research methods employed by criminologists, emphasizing diagnostic and analytical tools, research design and evaluation methods for the purpose of developing a research proposal in anticipation for the capstone project. Prerequisite(s): Must successfully complete all MSCR courses, with the exception of MSCR 696.

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
Spring 8W2 2014 March 3, 2014 February 17, 2014
Summer 8W1 2014 May 5, 2014 April 21, 2014
Summer 8W2 2014 June 30, 2014 June 16, 2014

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

Tuition

Regis University Tuition: Criminology Graduate Certificate

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 Regis University students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.