Management and Supervision Certificate in Criminal Justice

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Program at a Glance
  • Examine management theories and functions central to criminal justice organizations.
  • Learn from professors who bring real-world experience to the courses they teach.
  • Credits earned in this certificate program can apply toward a Purdue Global bachelor’s degree program.
COURSE EFFORT 18 Hours per Week
COURSE LENGTH 10 Weeks
CREDITS REQUIRED 36
COST PER CREDIT $371
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We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Management and Supervision Certificate in Criminal Justice Overview

With Purdue Global's online criminal justice management certificate program, you can gain the foundational knowledge and leadership skills required to become an effective manager or supervisor. 

Your online coursework will introduce principles on human resource management and supervision and focus on the roles managers play in establishing a successful social framework. Additional topics in criminal justice administration include:

  • The role of supervisors and managers in criminal justice, with a focus on leadership development and management practices
  • How human and organizational behavior affect organizational outcomes
  • How to motivate personnel, support organizational goals and missions, manage conflicts, and evaluate employee performance

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Admissions Requirements

To enroll in this certificate in criminal justice management, you must possess an associate’s or bachelor’s degree within the criminal justice field from an accredited institution OR provide proof of work experience in law enforcement, the military, or an associated area of criminal justice within the last 18 months and meet additional criteria determined by the Dean.


Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Career Opportunities

Purdue Global’s Management and Supervision Certificate in Criminal Justice is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge to seek managerial or supervisory positions in a broad range of criminal justice areas such as*:

  • Corrections
  • Corporate or environmental crime investigation
  • Criminal investigation
  • Federal or state law enforcement
  • Loss prevention
  • Private or public security
  • Probation and parole
  • Postal service inspection

Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions. Local, state, and federal law enforcement jobs may require additional training or education including additional state-approved higher education beyond the Purdue Global degree. This program was not designed to meet any specific state’s requirements, and Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet such requirements. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information. Graduates of Purdue Global criminal justice programs are not eligible to attend police academies in Minnesota.

Get a Head Start on Your Next Degree

By completing the online certificate program, you’ll not only earn a valuable credential to make an immediate impact on your career, but you’ll also lay the groundwork for your next degree. Qualified credits can apply toward a Purdue Global bachelor’s degree.

This certificate program is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills related to managerial roles in the dynamic field of criminal justice.

Sample Courses
  • Crisis Management in Terrorist Attacks and Disasters
  • Applied Criminal Justice Ethics
  • Supervisory Practices in Criminal Justice
  • Homeland Security
  • Managing Criminal Justice Organizations
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Credit Breakdown
  • Major Credits36
  • Total Credits36

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Maine residents will pay $420.00 per credit for all graduate programs, with the exception of the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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97% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
45% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
218 Faculty publications in 2017–2018
Nearly 87,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2017–2018

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis and Center for Teaching and Learning. 2017–2018 academic year. Note: all figures include data prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs. Speak to an Advisor about transfer credit opportunities and see the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.

Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue University Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. These disclosures are based on Kaplan University data reported prior to the acquisition.