Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies

Program Overview

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Criminal Justice or Justice Administration is a self-designed, individualized, program intended for the serious academic or professional who wishes to pursue a course of study beyond the Master’s degree. In consultation with the Director, the student will design a course of study suitable for her/his individual interests and professional needs. This course is ideal for the student who is looking to expand their expertise, gain research experience, or looking to build a firm administrative and leadership foundation.

Employment and career prospects are vastly dependent upon the student’s selection of courses to assist in their personal career objectives. The Director works with the student to ensure they select courses that will help them meet their personal goals.

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Required Courses
Meet Our Faculty

Required Courses

There are no required classes for this program. Students must take 4 courses (12 credits) to complete the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study.


Areas of Study to Consider:

Leadership in Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice Administration and Leadership
Fraud Investigation
Financial Crimes
Domestic Violence
Sexual Assault
Restorative Justice
Juvenile Justice
Corrections and Rehabilitation
Research, Statistics, and Methodology
… and many more!

Meet Our Faculty

David Armstrong

Senior Advisor for Criminal Justice Operations
Criminal Justice

Guy Bibeau

Paxton Police Department, Supervisor
Campus Police
(508) 494-9010

Dawn Brown


Tracy Casey

Criminal Justice

John Colautti M.P.A., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice
(508) 849-3465

Lucy DelRossi

Criminal Justice

Patrick DePalo

Lecturer, Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice

Carol Erskine

Criminal Justice