Advanced Certificate in Criminal Investigation

Advanced Certificate in Criminal Investigation

NEW Advanced Certificate Program

The Advanced Certificate in Criminal Investigation Program is designed for students who wish to engage in research, become homeland security professionals at local, state or federal levels, or join U.S. agencies concerned with criminal investigation. Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  • - Demonstrate knowledge of the Constitution as it relates to criminal investigations
  • - Apply the rules and ethics of evidence to case studies
  • - Use the rules and ethics of crime scene investigation to analyze diverse examples of crime scenes.


Admissions and Curriculum Summary

The Advanced Certificate in Criminal Investigation is an interdisciplinary program. All courses are offered by the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program. This is a stand-alone certificate at the post-baccalaureate level. A student may pursue the Certificate independent of a master’s program or while pursuing a John Jay master’s degree.

Requirements for the Certificate Program

  • - An undergraduate degree from am accredited institution
  • - Satisfactory letters of reference


Required Courses

CRJ 708 Law, Evidence and Ethics (3 credits)
CRJ 733 Constitution & Criminal Justice (3 credits)
CRJ 751 Crime Scene Investigation (3 credits)


Elective Courses (Students must select ONE of the courses listed below)

CRJ 753 Investigating Cybercrime (3 credits)
CRJ 762 Investigating Violent Crime (3 credits)
CRJ 745 Legal Aspects of Undercover Activity (3 credits)


For additional information about or to apply to the certificate program, click here for Graduate Admissions.