Graduate Certificate in Crime Analysis

Graduate Certificate

The certificate emphasizes criminal justice and criminology-related subjects. Demand for crime analysts is rising, particularly with police departments, courts, correctional agencies, research firms, think tanks and private companies.

The Program at a Glance

School: School of Public Affairs Campus: CU Denver Classroom: Online and on campus classes Recommended completion time: 1 Year Credits required for completion: 15 Maximum transfer credits: 0 Application deadline: Fall: August 1; Spring: December 1; Summer: May 1

The Details

Today's students are increasingly passionate about topics such as prison reform, counterterrorism, crime trends and crime prevention, and there is no better way to combat the problems faced by society than by starting with the seemingly discernible task of analyzing data and other intelligence.

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Program requirements

  • The Graduate Crime Analysis Certificate requires 15 credit hours of coursework.
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, with a minimum grade of B- in each course.

Required courses

Students must complete the following five courses, for a total of 15 credit hours:

  • CRJU 5003 - Criminal Justice Research Methods (3 credit hours)
  • CRJU 5325/PUAD 5007 - Qualitative Research Methods (3 credit hours)
  • CRJU 5331 - Crime Analysis and GIS (3 credit hours)
  • CRJU 5004 - Criminal Justice Statistics (3 credit hours)
  • CRJU 5015 - Intelligence Writing and Briefing -OR- ENGL 5175 - Writing in the Social Sciences (3 credit hours)

Similar classes may be substituted based on approval from the Master of Criminal Justice program director. All course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Academic Catalog.

Admissions Requirements

View the admissions requirements for the School of Public Affairs.


Events for prospective students

Which MPA is Right for Me? (Webinar)

| 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Cost/fee: Free
During this one-hour webinar, you will learn about the School of Public Affairs' three different versions of the Master of Public Administration program (i.e. traditional, executive, accelerated). Specifically, we will discuss structural, curricular, and cost similarities and differences. You will have the opportunity to submit questions throughout the presentation.
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