Management and Supervision Certificate in Criminal Justice
Additional academy training and education not provided by Purdue Global may be required for law enforcement positions.
Program at a Glance
- Enroll in a program that meets the educational and training expectations of public safety and community leaders.
- Examine management theories and functions central to criminal justice organizations.
- Credits earned in this certificate program can apply toward a Purdue Global bachelor’s degree program.
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.
Learn from professors who bring real-world experience to the courses they teach. 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
- National law enforcement reform initiatives
- The importance of exploring and promoting diversity and inclusivity to help you understand and address the needs of your community
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.
Get a Head Start on Your Next Degree
By completing the management and supervision in criminal justice 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.*
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Ways to Save
Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.
Prior Work Experience
You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.
Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.
Learn about federal financial grants and loan programs that may be available.
Corporate Partner Benefits
Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.
Military Tuition Reduction
55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.
Prior Military Experience
We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.
International Tuition Reduction
International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.
What Courses Will I Take?
This certificate program is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills related to managerial roles in the dynamic field of criminal justice.See All Management and Supervision Courses
- Crisis Management in Terrorist Attacks and Disasters
- Applied Criminal Justice Ethics
- Supervisory Practices in Criminal Justice
- Homeland Security
- Managing Criminal Justice Organizations
- Diversity and Inclusivity in Public Safety
- Major Credits36
- Total Credits36
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, and postal service inspection.
Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:
- Social Perceptiveness
- Active Listening
- Critical Thinking
Top Jobs With This Degree
Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.
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.
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Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.View Criminal Justice and Fire Science Faculty Directory
Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.
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