Criminal Justice Studies Graduate Certificate

The Criminal Justice Studies Certificate program includes 12 hours of graduate coursework for students who want to increase their knowledge and develop competencies in the areas of criminal causality, criminal law, police management and/or correctional settings.  The program will assist students in the developing management skills that will be applicable in criminal justice agencies or in a graduate program at the master's level.  The courses are designed in such a way as to cater to the working professional.  These courses are offered completely online.  Each course is five weeks in length.  Please contact Mr. Louis Lufkin at or 903.468.8226 for more information.

Certificate Requirements:

Coursework must be completed at A&M-Commerce with a 3.0 GPA on all courses used for the certificate.

12-hours of coursework from the following (no substitutions):

CJ 501

Seminar in Policing and Law Enforcement

CJ 530

Seminar in Criminology

CJ 531

Issues in Criminal Law and Courts

CJ 568

Seminar in Corrections

CJ 597

Special Topics

Required Documents for Admission:

  • Application
  • Application fee: $50 domestic student
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards the bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).