Dec 03, 2023  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

Criminal Justice Administration Certificate

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The Department of Criminal Justice offers a Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration at the Master’s level. The certificate is intended toward two groups of students: 1) professionals who have a graduate degree, but see courses in administration as a way to advance in the field, and 2) those with an undergraduate degree who, for whatever reason, are not ready to apply to the criminal justice graduation program. The particulars of the Criminal Justice Administration Certificate are as follows:

The Certificate will consist of nine (9) credit hours that include the following courses:

  • CJUS 642 Criminal Justice Administration (3 credits)
  • CJUS 644 Government & Non-profit Accounting (3 credits)
  • CJUS 647 Human Resources for CJ Administrators (3 credits)


Admission requirements in to the certificate program:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • 3 years of experience in the field


Candidates for certificates must:

  • Complete the nine (9) credit hour requirements at Xavier.
  • Earn a minimum of “C” or better in each course.
  • Satisfy all financial obligations to the University.


Students who complete the certificate may apply for the criminal justice graduate program. Students must obtain a minimum of “B” in each certificate course for acceptance into the M.S. CJUS degree program.

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