Corrections Management (Graduate Certificate)

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Do you aspire to work in a managerial position at a prison or jail or in a probation or parole department? Then this program is for you. The curriculum provides those already holding a bachelor's degree with the specialized knowledge and skills that aid career advancement in corrections management.

The graduate certificate in corrections management provides coursework in criminal justice organizations, corrections and community supervision, institutional management and in cross-disciplines such as public administration. The certificate program is designed to give students a solid foundational understanding of correctional administration, leadership and policy analysis.

At A Glance

Corrections Management (Graduate Certificate)

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete this graduate level program.

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Degree requirements

Required Core (9 credit hours)
CRJ 514 Seminar in Corrections (3)
CRJ 529 Community Corrections (3)
PAF 520 Public Management (3)

Electives (6 credit hours)

Additional Curricular Information
For electives, students should see the academic unit for the approved course list. There is no required culminating experience for this program.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application
  2. official transcripts
  3. written statement of career and educational goals
  4. proof of English proficiency

Students not admitted to a graduate degree-granting program at ASU (nondegree-seeking students) must also submit two letters of recommendation and a current resume.

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.

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; however, all eligible students are considered. Although most students most likely come from the aforementioned degree fields, there is no specific undergraduate degree major required for admission; the school accepts applicants with undergraduate degrees from all educational backgrounds.

There are no required admission examinations for this program.

Students should see the program website for application deadlines and admission terms.

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ASU Online offers programs like Corrections Management (Graduate Certificate) in an entirely online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year.

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