Advanced Detective Certificate

Designed for professionals involved in crime scene investigation and command situations at critical events. Program covers theory and practice of investigation using modern technology and best practices. Graduates will learn fundamental principles and methods to improve work processes. Courses from the Certificate Program can be applied toward the M.S. in Criminal Justice.

Applicants to the Advanced Detective Certificate Program must have a BA/BS from an accredited university and the Basic Detective Certification completed. In lieu of Basic Detective Certification, applicants or current graduate students who can demonstrate relevance of the curriculum to their career/profession may be considered for acceptance. Interested applicants should contact the Program Coordinator. Priority will be given to applicants who have completed the Basic Detective Certification. Upon Successful completion of the Advanced Detective Certificate Program, students can apply for admission into the Master's Degree in Criminal Justice.

Applicants to the Advanced Detective Certificate Program must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. In addition to the standard University graduate admission requirements, the department requires:

1.  A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Applicants may also be considered conditionally with a 2.50 to 2.99 GPA.

2.  Completion of the Basic Detective Certification. In lieu of Basic Detective Certification, applicants or current graduate students who can demonstrate relevance of the curriculum to their          career/profession may be considered for acceptance. Interested applicants should contact the Program Coordinator. Priority will be given to applicants who have completed the Basic Detective Certification.

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Detective Certificate Program, students can apply for admission into the Master's Degree in Criminal Justice Program. Applicants who want to matriculate in both the MS in Criminal Justice and this OCP should apply to the MS, them add the OCP for dual enrollment.    

Certificate Requirements (12 credits)

Program Electives (choose 4)

CRM 480Death Investigations

3

CJ 581Sexual Assault Investigation

3

CJ 582Police Involved Shootings & Crime Scene Investigations

3

CJ 583Interview & Interrogation

3

CJ 584Expectation of Privacy

3

CJ 585Financial Crime Investigation

3

Completion of 4 courses (12 credits) within the Advanced Detective Certificate Program with a 3.0 or better. Any four courses can be taken in any sequence in order to complete the program requirement.

Total Credit Hours: 12