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If you are an experienced law enforcement professional, Liberty’s online Executive Certificate in Criminal Justice can prepare you for senior leadership roles in criminal justice organizations at all levels of government. Through advanced research and analysis of criminal justice practices, you can learn how to assess and improve government and law enforcement organizations while mastering techniques in teaching and leadership.

Liberty University’s professors are seasoned professionals who understand the critical issues facing criminal justice organizations today. This criminal justice Executive Certificate can prepare you for the rigors of leadership without committing to a doctoral degree. If you do choose to pursue your PhD, then this Executive Certificate can help you seamlessly transition into your doctoral studies.

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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Do you want to improve your leadership skills and apply your years of experience in the criminal justice field to help guide and train the next generation of law enforcement professionals? Liberty University’s online Executive Certificate in Criminal Justice can help you attain the knowledge you need without the commitment of a full doctoral degree.

Whether you are currently working in a leadership role or are preparing to advance in your career, our online Executive Certificate in Criminal Justice provides a convenient way to gain the skills and knowledge you need to successfully fill senior leadership roles at all levels within criminal justice organizations.

Our online Executive Certificate in Criminal Justice develops senior criminal justice leaders with a Christian worldview who can serve in organizations everywhere with diligence and integrity. Our courses provide advanced training in a wide range of critical issues such as crime causation. Understanding why a criminal commits a crime can often lead to success in both the prevention of crime and apprehension of perpetrators. Advanced training in juvenile justice policies and advanced corrections policies can help you better understand the present state of corrections at all levels.

In order to better equip leaders and ensure success in various aspects of criminal justice, we believe you should have expert breadth and depth of knowledge about criminal justice systems. Therefore, you can also learn about some of the differences and similarities between U.S.-based systems and at least 7 other countries’ criminal justice systems. You can also study international crime and terrorism to increase your awareness of the global impact of organized crime.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Executive Certificate Full Time $595/Credit
Executive Certificate Part Time $650/Credit
Military Executive Certificate $300/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $300 per credit hour for Executive Certificate courses
  • Roll credits into the corresponding doctoral degree
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)