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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Policy & Planning Graduate Certificate (50-663) (12 hours)

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Certificate Learning Objectives

After completion of the certificate courses the student will be able to:

  • Identify the steps in the strategic planning process and apply them to a specific criminal justice agency or issue.
  • Analyze how public response to criminal justice issues (usually driven by the media) and legislative actions (usually driven by public response) contribute to the development of criminal justice policy.
  • Examine basic management and leadership skills necessary for criminal justice administrators as well as major theories of administration.
  • Discuss the nexus between crime analysis, field and investigative operations, and administrative bureaus as well as collect, collate, analyze, and use crime data to predict future crime occurrences.


Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the UCM graduate Certificate in Policy & Planning, the student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 at the university level and completed a Bachelor’s degree.       


A maximum of three units of transfer credit may be applied toward requirements in the Certificate in Policy & Planning.  Courses taken toward the graduate certificate program may be applied to a UCM Master of Science degree.


Application Process

Admission requirements are identical to existing UCM and departmental admission requirements.


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