Law Enforcement Administration (Grad Certificate)

The graduate certificate in law enforcement administration will prepare and enhance the work of law enforcement professionals by providing course work in criminal justice organizations, policing and program analysis and in cross-disciplines such as public administration. The certificate is designed to give students a solid foundational understanding of law enforcement agency administration, leadership and policy analysis.

Degree Awarded: 
Law Enforcement Administration (Grad Certificate)
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Additional Program Fee: 
Second Language Requirement: 
Requirement description: 

Applicants to the certificate program will be accepted year-round. Students may be granted admission for fall, spring and summer semesters. Potential applicants must meet all Graduate Education admissions requirements and submit all materials online through the graduate application.

Degree(s): Potential applicants who hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution are eligible to apply to the program. Students from related fields, such as public policy, political science, psychology, sociology, as well as other social science degrees, might be interested in this program in particular. However, all eligible students will be considered. Although the target students would most likely come from the aforementioned degree fields, there is no specific undergraduate degree major required for admission; the school will accept applicants with undergraduate degrees from all educational backgrounds.

GPA: Regular admission may be granted to applicants who have achieved a GPA of 3.00 or better (on a 4.00 scale) in the last two years of course work leading to a bachelor's degree.

Admission requirements:

For nondegree seeking students (those not admitted to a graduate degree program at ASU): Applicants will be required to submit:

  1. an official ASU graduate online application
  2. official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) course work
  3. a written statement of career and educational goals

For graduate-degree seeking students (those admitted to a graduate program at ASU): Applicants will be required to submit:

  1. an official ASU graduate online application
  2. a written statement of career and educational goals

Required Admission Examinations: None required

Students should fulfill both the requirements of the College of Public Programs and those of Graduate Education.

Admission Requirements: 

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

CRJ 512 Seminar in Policing (3)
CRJ 516 Seminar in Criminal Justice Organization & Management (3)
CRJ 527 Police Accountability (3)
PAF 520 Public Management (3)

Electives (3 credit hours):

CRJ 515 Seminar on Women and Crime (3)
CRJ 517 Seminar on Juvenile Delinquency & Justice (3)
CRJ 518 Seminar on Race/Ethnicity, Crime & Justice (3)
CRJ 519 Seminar on Victimization (3)
CRJ 520 Seminar on Violent Crime (3)
CRJ 521 Seminar on Nature of Crime (3)
CRJ 522 Seminar on Gangs and Crime (3)
CRJ 524 Seminar on Punishment & Society (3)
CRJ 525 Seminar on Life Course Criminology (3)
CRJ 598 ST: Crime Mapping (3)
CRJ 598 ST: Criminal Justice Ethics (3)
CRJ 598 ST: Death Penalty (3)
CRJ 598 ST: Ecology of Crime (3)
CRJ 598 ST: Forensics (3)
CRJ 598 ST: Politics of Criminal Justice Policymaking (3)
CRJ 598 ST: Sex Offenders and Sex Crimes (3)

Culminating Experience: None Required.

Total required credit hours: 15