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Graduate Certificates

The College of Graduate Studies offers 8 certificates to current graduate students. These 9-12 hour certificates will allow you to enhance your graduate degree by obtaining knowledge in a complimentary discipline of interest. For more information on obtaining a graduate certificate, contact the College of Graduate Studies.

Communication Studies Certificates

Organizational Communication

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This nine-hour graduate certificate will enhance the master’s program in Communication Studies.

Obtain professional training and learn how communication shapes business and corporate culture. Courses require for the certificate are:

  • Organizational Communication (COMM 5304)
  • Small Group Communication (COMM 5323)
  • Communication Theory (COMM 5352)

Social Media Strategy

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This nine-hour graduate certificate will enhance the master’s program in Communication Studies.

Through this certificate, you will acquire professional training on social media strategy. Courses require for the certificate are:

  • New Communication Technology (COMM 5310)
  • Applied Social Media (COMM 5311)
  • Computer Mediated Communication (COMM 5312)

Criminal Justice Certificates

Alternative Dispute Resolution

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This 12-hour graduate certificate is offered to enhance the master’s program in Criminal Justice.

This certificate program will provide you with the skills for dispute resolution within a variety of settings. There are three require courses for the certificate:

  • Mediation (ADRI 5341)
  • Advanced Mediation (ADRI 5343)
  • Effective Communication for ADR Specialists (ADRI 5344)
  • One elective course of the student’s choosing from the other ADRI offerings

Cybercrime Field Response

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This 12-hour graduate certificate is offered to enhance the master’s program in Criminal Justice.

This graduate certificate offers applied knowledge in the area of cybercrime, cybersecurity, and digital forensics and allows you to focus your degree in this area of specialty. The require courses are:

  • Global Cyber-Security (CRIJ 5353)
  • Introduction to Digital Forensics (CRIJ 5354)
  • Cellular Forensics (CRIJ 5355)
  • Digital Forensics Analysis (CRIJ 5356)

Strategic Studies

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This 12-hour certificate is offered to enhance the master's degree in Criminal Justice.

This certificate will allow you to tailor your master’s degree for a specialty in global security issues. There are two require courses:

  • Terrorism (CRIJ 5351)
  • Homeland Security (CRIJ 5352)
  • In addition, students would choose two of the following courses: Global Cyber-Security (CRIJ 5353), Intersection of Domestic and Military Policing (CRIJ 5365), Transnational Trafficking (CRIJ 5349) or Executive Leadership (CRIJ 5375).