Certificate in Criminal Law

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 15.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Semester
Expected Time to Completion: 4.5 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 45.0401
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-3041


The certificate is a post-baccalaureate non-degree program designed for individuals to develop and improve career-related skills in the diverse fields that relate to criminal law, such as law enforcement, probation and parole, corrections, social work, immigration and customs, and the military. The certificate program includes both a small core of general law courses that and form the and study of central issues in criminal law. 

Admission Requirements

Acceptance for graduate study at Drexel University requires a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution. Applicants who have not received a degree in the United States are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

This program is designed to be completed on a part-time basis and requires 15.0 semester credits. Students may apply for transfer in to the Master of Legal Studies program prior to completing their certificate, and apply all earned credits toward the Master of Legal Studies.

Program Requirements

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