2024-2025 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Official Certificate Program in Forensic Counseling

This certificate is designed for criminal justice professionals currently working in the field. The program covers relevant theory and practice relating to forensic counseling, including instruction on offender counseling, risk assessment, offender profiling, and delinquency intervention. Courses from the Certificate Program can be applied towards the M.A. in Criminal Justice Administration.


Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the Official Certificate Program in Forensic Counseling must have a BA/BS from an accredited institution of higher education, at least 3 years of work experience in Criminal Justice or a related field, and an overall GPA of 2.7 or better. Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements may be considered, at the discretion of the Department, for admission with additional documentation speaking to their experience in the field and potential for success in the program.


Certificate Requirements (12 Credits)

Program Electives

CJ 530Offender Profiles


CJ 535Forensic Counseling


CJ 539Delinquency: Causation and Intervention


CJ 560Sexual Offending


CJ 561Risk Assessment


CJ 578Special Topics in Criminal Justice


Students must choose from the courses listed.

Total Credit Hours: 12