If you want to take your career in criminal justice to the next level, earn your 9-credit-hour Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration from Xavier University. This fully-online certificate is grounded in the real-world applications of management, human resources and accounting in contemporary prisons, probation, parole and the juvenile justice system.
The online Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration requires no on-campus visits, so you can earn your certificate without interrupting your life and career. Credits may count toward master’s degree programs.
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The online Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration is a 9-credit program that consists of 3 administration-focused courses that can be taken on your schedule. (Credits might also apply toward a master’s degree should you decide to pursue further studies.)
Applicants to the Online Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration must meet the following requirements:
To be considered for admission, students must submit the following:
One official transcript directly from all colleges or universities that you have attended for any undergraduate and graduate course work. Applicants must have a degree from a regionally accredited university. Send transcripts to:
ATTN: Admission Processing Center
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207-5131
For electronic transcripts, send to:
GPA Requirements are:
Applicants not meeting the GPA requirements can submit official test scores for the GRE, MAT or LSAT.
Xavier University is authorized to offer fully-online programs in most states. View the complete list of approved states by programs on the State Authorization page. Students must reside and complete practicum hours in approved states only.
The amounts listed are for the 2023-2024 academic year, and include classes from Summer 2023 through Spring 2024. Tuition cost is per credit hour unless otherwise stated.
For the full, official listing, please visit xavier.edu/costs.
Xavier University reserves the right to correct any computational or clerical errors.
Dr. Hurst’s interests center on juvenile perceptions and experiences related to the criminal justice system, and issues surrounding gender and crime. Recent research with youths in the Midwest has led to a series of articles on the determinants of juveniles’ attitudes towards the police, and a comparative analysis of black and white youths’ attitudes and perceptions of police treatment. Dr. Hurst has also published articles related to the criminal justice ideology of youths and the experiences and attitudes of teenage girls as they relate to the justice system. Dr. Hurst’s research on women in the criminal justice system includes a book chapter and a current research project that explore rehabilitative programs available to women.
The tuition rate for the online Criminal Justice program is $655 per credit hour. The total cost of the online master’s in criminal justice program will vary, depending upon transfer credits awarded, additional fees and the cost of textbooks/materials. See the Tuition page for more information.
You will need to review the syllabus for each of your criminal justice courses to determine how to obtain materials (print and digital) you will need for your online criminal justice course. The Xavier Bookstore and/or Library will be happy to assist you in finding course materials. Some readings or media lessons may be posted digitally within the online course itself or in Xavier’s E-Reserves system.
If you are new to online learning at Xavier University, we encourage you to go through the student orientation for online courses.
The Technology Services website offers great resources to support online students.
We encourage you to take advantage of the library’s online resources.
Xavier University prides itself on upholding the value of “cura personalis,” or “care of the whole person,” in its classes. University faculty maintain those values in our online courses by constructing activities that build a sense of community among participants and by making themselves available for questions and instructional support.