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Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Leadership

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Certificate Requirements

The Graduate Academic Certificate program is a graduate-level program of study that concentrates on a specific body of knowledge within a field of study. It is intended to prepare, upgrade, or retrain a person for immediate application of the knowledge learned. The credits earned as part of this program of study can be applied to a related degree program at Franklin University.

Graduate Academic Certificate Program Requirements:

  • The program must have a minimum of sixteen (16) credit hours with at least twelve (12) of those credit hours earned at Franklin University
  • Students must adhere to the same admissions standards as those entering the graduate program
  • All applicable prerequisites must be taken prior to enrolling in the required certificate courses
  • Courses must be completed with a grade of “B-” or better
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required to receive the certificate


Application for Completion: 

  • Every student in a certificate program must complete an application for completion in order for the certificate to be awarded. Please contact your Academic Advisor for the application.
  • Completed applications must be submitted to your Academic Advisor no later than 2 weeks prior to the end of the term of certificate completion.
  • There is a $25 fee due with your application. Franklin University will not issue certificates to students with unpaid balances.
  • Certificates will be mailed to the student’s home address at the end of the trimester of completion.

The Graduate Academic Certificate program is a graduate-level program of study that concentrates on a specific body of knowledge within a field of study. It is intended to prepare, upgrade, or retrain a person for immediate application of the knowledge learned. The credits earned as part of this program of study can be applied to a related degree program at Franklin University.

Graduate Academic Certificate Program Requirements:

  • The program must have a minimum of sixteen (16) credit hours with at least twelve (12) of those credit hours earned at Franklin University
  • Students must adhere to the same admissions standards as those entering the graduate program
  • All applicable prerequisites must be taken prior to enrolling in the required certificate courses
  • Courses must be completed with a grade of “B-” or better
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required to receive the certificate


Application for Completion: 

  • Every student in a certificate program must complete an application for completion in order for the certificate to be awarded. Please contact your Academic Advisor for the application.
  • Completed applications must be submitted to your Academic Advisor no later than 2 weeks prior to the end of the term of certificate completion.
  • There is a $25 fee due with your application. Franklin University will not issue certificates to students with unpaid balances.
  • Certificates will be mailed to the student’s home address at the end of the trimester of completion.

Admission Requirements

Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year and we provide options that allow you to select from several dates each trimester to begin coursework.

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