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Public Administration and Justice Studies

Executive Police Leadership, Graduate Certificate

The Executive Police Leadership certificate is designed to provide law enforcement executives in the public and private sector with the theoretical and practical knowledge to address current issues in law enforcement.  In addition to advanced leadership and managerial cousework, students will explore the contemporary ethical, legal, and intelligence issues facing the police profession.

Careers

What Can I Do with a Certificate in Executive Police Leadership?

This exclusive, graduate level certificate is reserved for police leaders who are interested in pursuing command and executive level leadership positions within law enforcement. Coursework, including critical issues in policing, ethics for justice administrators, executive police leadership, and counterterrorism, are designed to prepare high-level police leaders to effectively lead in the current environment.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
Current supervisors in the field of law enforcement, the court and corrections who complete the executive police leadership certificate can pursue the following career opportunities:
  • Command and executive level leadership positions within law enforcement, the courts and corrections 


University Requirements

  • Graduate certificate programs require a minimum of 12 credit hours. Many certificate programs require more than 12 credit hours.

    No more than one 400-level NAU course (3 or 4 units) may be used on a certificate program.

    No more than 25% of the units required for the certificate program may be transferred from another university.

    A 400-level course (undergraduate course) completed at another university is not eligible for transfer credit.

    A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be achieved to obtain a graduate certificate. No more than three units of coursework with a grade of "C" may be used in a certificate program.

    A graduate student may pursue a graduate certificate concurrently with a graduate degree. Each graduate degree program must decide which, if any, certificate courses can be counted toward the graduate degree.

    Students who are admitted to a graduate certificate program will be eligible for the official posting of the graduate certificate to their transcripts when all applicable coursework has been successfully completed and approved by the academic unit and the Graduate College.
  • Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program).  See the “Details” tab for additional information.

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 12
Major GPA 3.0
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Some online/blended coursework Required

Details

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
    • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
Certificate Requirements
  • This certificate may be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program or as a stand-alone certificate.  Under both circumstances, federal financial aid can be used for this certificate.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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