Certificate programs offered through the Department of Public Administration and Justice Studies allow you to gain relevant, industry specific knowledge in a very short period of time. 

The following certificates are offered online and can be completed in one or two semesters. 

Undergraduate Certificates

Certificate in Intelligence-Led Policing

The Intelligence-Led Policing Certificate prepares current and aspiring police officers, security professionals and intelligence practitioners to legally collect, analyze, and disseminate intelligence information for the purpose of anticipating crime trends and proactively creating prevention strategies, while simultaneously respecting the rights of citizens. 

Certified Police Manager

The Certified Police Manager certificate prepares current or aspiring police leaders to gain fundamental leadership, legal, and organizational skills to effectively lead in the current police environment. Courses focus on leadership, employment law, contemporary criminal justice issues, cultural diversity, and ethics.

Certificate in Emergency Management

A Certificate in Emergency Management allows you to gain an understanding of the phases of emergency management, along with specific information related to Incident Management Systems, Emergency Planning, Homeland Security and Disaster Recovery in Emergency Management.  Whether you are a full-time emergency manager or taking on emergency responsibilities as part of other job duties, the knowledge you gain in this Certificate program provides you with the tools you need to serve as a trained professional working to protect your community from emergency events.  The Certificate in Emergency Management is comprised of the following six courses:

Certificate in Homeland Security 

The Homeland Security Certificate is designed introduce degree or non-degree seeking students to the diverse and distinct subject areas involved in the homeland security field. Courses focus on investigating how and why intelligence is used to prevent terrorism attacks and emergency incidents which affect the “homeland,” as well as the roles of emergency management personnel before, during and after a major incident.

Graduate Certificate

Executive Police Leadership

The Executive Police Leadership Certificate is designed to provide law enforcement executives with the theoretical and practical knowledge to address current issues in law enforcement. In addition to advanced leadership and managerial coursework, students will explore the contemporary ethical, legal, and intelligence issues facing the police profession.