Certificate in International Focus
The School of Criminal Justice has created a three-course online certificate program that allows working professionals and graduate students to enhance their knowledge base and further their career or academic plans.
Courses are offered entirely online, and are taught by the same faculty members that are involved in the on-campus program. A number of online support services are available to assist students.
Courses are available to:
- Current MSU graduate students who are enrolled in on campus or online programs
- Practitioners and others who wish to earn credits toward a related degree program at MSU or another institution (Lifelong Education)
- Anyone who wishes to earn a certificate for professional development and career enhancement (Lifelong Education)
CJ 822 - Comparative Criminal Justice. Globalization, crime causation, measurement, and control in comparative and cross-national contexts. Nature of policing, courts, and corrections in select countries.
CJ 823 - Globalization of Crime. International crimes and organized crime. Trafficking in women, children, and body parts. Related problems such as firearm violence, money laundering, and corruption that transcend national boundaries.
One of the following:
CJ 809 - International Environmental Risk.
CJ 838 - Terrorism. An in-depth overview of terrorism, both domestic and international. The course will touch on the causes and motives that drive terrorists, their methods of operation, and the impact of terrorism on the United States and abroad.
Tuition rates and billing information may be found at the Controller's Office website under Online Program Rates.
Minimum Equipment Requirements
To participate in the certificate program, students must have access to and be comfortable with a computer with an Internet connection. See the Virtual University Home Page and the appropriate course previews for current minimum equipment requirements for specific courses.
At a minimum, each student needs access to:
- A browser that meets the ANGEL minimum requirements.
- Minimum screen resolution of 800x600 (1024x768 recommended).
- 56K modem or direct connection to the Internet. A broadband (high-speed) Internet connection is recommended (and required for some courses).
- Adequate responsiveness and performance from your computer. Most computers manufactured within the last four years will meet your needs.