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Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificates

The graduate program offers five, 12-credit certificates that are designed to meet the diverse needs of criminal justice professionals: 


Certificate Requirements


Domestic Violence Prevention 

Coordinators: CJGradAdvisor@uml.edu   Dr. Khanh Dinh, Psychology csp@uml.edu

Domestic violence is one of the major social and public health problems in the Commonwealth. The existing degree programs in Criminal Justice, Community Social Psychology, and the programs in the School of Health and Environment each offer relevant courses which facilitate their graduates working with agencies and clients affected by domestic violence. This certificate provides a focused program for those working in settings where domestic violence is an issue. Courses may be applied to the relevant department's Master's program with the approval of the department's graduate coordinator.

Course of Study


Forensic Criminology 

Contact the CJGradAdvisor@uml.edu

This certificate is designed for students with current or potential careers in the fields of criminal justice, nursing/public health, law and paralegal studies, psychology, and social work who wish to expand their expertise in forensic criminology including mental health applications. Students in this program focus on populations being served by state and federal court systems, state and federal correctional systems, law enforcement agencies, mental health facilities, and juvenile facilities. Students are able to choose from a variety of courses appropriate for their own specific professional needs. 

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Leadership Policy Development

Contact the CJGradAdvisor@uml.edu

This graduate certificate provides a focused program for criminal justice managers and administrators. This specialized education will increase the knowledge and skills necessary to administer the delivery of high quality and cost effective services. This program is designed to respond to the changes taking place in the criminal justice field which now require up-to-date management skills.

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Security Studies 

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This graduate-level certificate program addresses the increasing global and local concern involving security issues. 

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Victims' Studies 

Contact the CJGradAdvisor@uml.edu

Graduate Certificate in Victims’ Studies provides multidisciplinary specialized knowledge of crime victim issues, crime victims’ rights, and formal responses to victims so that students may apply that knowledge within their own professional context. Completion of the certificate provides students with the background to understand strengths and limitations of current responses to crime victims so they can be a part of initiatives and programs to prevent crime victimization, be prepared to engage in research and evaluation focused on crime victims’ issues, and respond effectively to victims of crime in a culturally appropriate manner. 

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