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  • Graduate Certificate in Criminal Law

    Overview

    The accredited online Graduate Certificate in Criminal Law from Drexel University's Thomas R. Kline School of Law develops and improves your career-related skills in diverse fields relating to criminal law, such as law enforcement, probation and parole, corrections, social work, immigration and customs, and the military.

    The certificate is intended for those working in law enforcement and related fields who would benefit from focused legal knowledge regarding compliance, as well as those seeking a career change.

    Drexel also offers a Master of Legal Studies with a concentration in Criminal Law.

    Program Features

    • Courses taught by the Kline School of Law faculty
    • Curriculum includes general law courses, focused training in ethics and compliance, and in-depth study of crucial issues in criminal law
    • Special tuition plans for employees and members of partner organizations

    Online Open House

    Join us on Tuesday, October 24th from 7 - 8 p.m. EST to learn more about our online Legal Studies programs and have your questions answered by a Drexel representative. Register Today!

    View the recording of a previous open house.


    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.

    Curriculum

    LSTU 501SCompliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting3.0
    LSTU 507SRisk Assessment and Management3.0
    LAW 558SCriminal Law3.0
    LAW 670SCriminal Procedure: Investigations3.0
    LSTU 530SCorrections Law3.0
    Total Credits15.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $1200 per credit.


    • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

     

    Academic Calendar

    2017 - 2018 Academic Year

    Term 
    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 

    Fall 2017     

    August 21, 2017

    December 14, 2017

    Spring 2018 

    January 8, 2018

    May 4, 2018

    Summer 2018 

    May 21, 2018

    August 3, 2018

    Apply today for the Graduate Certificate in Criminal Law

    Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online!

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