Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Management

The 18-credit hour graduate certificate in Criminal Justice Management is designed for professionals who want to advance in the criminal justice field or satisfy teaching requirements.

Why choose Criminal Justice at Saint Leo?

Ranked among the nation's most military-friendly institutions by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazines, Saint Leo University has been educating criminal justice professionals for more than three decades. In the Catholic spirit, we base our criminal justice model on a steadfast moral consciousness that recognizes the dignity, value and gifts of all people.

Criminal Justice Management courses explore:

  • Ethical issues in criminal justice administration
  • Legal issues, with emphasis on public employment law, fair employment practices, and agency and administrator civil liability
  • Public policy development, evaluation and implementation
  • Leadership, management and supervision
  • Contemporary issues and future trends in the field

Flexibility for the working professional

The Criminal Justice Management certificate is a blended program that can combine traditional, in-person classes—offered on alternating weekends—with a variety of delivery formats, including online options and video conferencing.

Contact your Graduate Admissions Counselor for more information on how a graduate program can fit into your life.

Professional development opportunities

  • Internships: Find an internship close to home or work, or with federal agencies such as the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Customs, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. District Court and Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
  • FBI National Academy Associates: Saint Leo is an approved educational partner by the FBI National Academy Associates.
  • Experienced faculty: Learn from the best. Saint Leo faculty have served as local and federal agents, chief deputies, detectives and FBI advisors, and are leading experts on all the skills you need to advance to the next stage of your career: interrogation, non-verbal communication, hostage negotiation, and international sex and organ trafficking.

What can you do with a degree in Criminal Justice?

Graduates are prepared for administrative positions in law enforcement, corrections, the courts, private security and security-related positions at the local, state or federal government levels.

  • Sheriff
  • Corrections Supervisor
  • Forensic Scientist
  • CIA Agent
  • Coast Guard
  • Deputy U.S. Marshal
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Loss Prevention Investigator
  • FBI Agent
  • Police Sergeant

Where are Saint Leo Criminal Justice grads now?

  • Secret Service
  • FBI
  • Tampa Police Department
  • Atlanta Police Department

Admission requirements

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