Advanced Certificate in Criminal Investigation

Advanced Certificate in Criminal Investigation

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.

Program Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Appropriate letters of recommendation


Required Courses
Core Courses (9 Credits)

  • Criminal Justice 708 Law, Evidence and Ethics
  • Criminal Justice 733 Constitution & Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice 751 Crime Scene Investigation


Electives (3 Credits) (Students must select ONE of the courses listed below)

  • Criminal Justice 745 Legal Aspects of Undercover Activity
  • Criminal Justice 753 Investigating Cybercrime
  • Public Administration 754 Investigative Techniques
  • Criminal Justice 762 Investigating Violent Crime


Total Credits: 12

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