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Program at a Glance

Program
Graduate Certificate
College(s)
College of Community Innovation and Education
Department(s)
Criminal Justice
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The Graduate Certificate in Corrections Leadership is designed to provide a theoretical and practical knowledge base for correctional practitioners in the areas of criminal justice, public administration, and social work.

Corrections Leadership is a rapidly growing area of criminal justice. Private, state, and federal agencies are seeking qualified managers and leaders to meet the changing needs of the twenty-first century. Leaders of correctional facilities and programs should be prepared to meet the challenges of changing policies and effectively deal with the management of budgets, grants, cooperative agreements, and other inter-governmental projects.

Total Credit Hours Required: 12 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Please note: Corrections Leadership Graduate Certificate may be completed fully online, although not all elective options may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters and be part of another degree seeking program. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. International applicants should be aware the program may not offer sufficient on-campus courses for F or J visa holders. Please contact the program for more information before applying. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit http://global.ucf.edu/. If you have questions, please consult UCF Global at (407) 823-2337.

UCF is not authorized to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. Refer to State Restrictions for current information.

Application Deadlines

Spring
December 1
Summer
April 1
Fall
July 1

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