Graduate Crime Analyst Certificate

Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Crime Analyst Certificate emphasizes criminal justice and criminology-related subjects, but the analytical skills learned in this certificate can be easily transferred to other fields. Crime analyst job opportunities are expected to grow up to 19% by 2020, and demand has already been seen in governmental, non-profit and private agencies across the country, particularly with police departments, courts and correctional agencies; research firms and think tanks; and private companies.

The Program at a Glance

School: School of Public Affairs Campus: CU Denver Classroom: Online and on campus classes 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 Analyst 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 6600 - 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.