Certificate in Leadership in Criminology & Criminal Justice
Portland State University

Program Details

The online Certificate in Leadership in Criminology & Criminal Justice program sharpens skills and develops the framework for analyzing policy options throughout the criminal justice system, preparing leaders that are able to guide decisions, measure outcomes, and improve the field.  The curriculum uses real-world criminal justice challenges to examine a wide range of topics, including policing, courts, and corrections, developing skills needed to collect and manage information and make evidence-based decisions about programs and policies.  You will cover a wide range of legal, political, ethical, and social factors that impact the criminal justice system.


  • Some prior college work required
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Minimum 2.25 GPA 
  • Completion of college-level writing prerequisite

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities