Degree Requirements

The Certificate in Crime Analysis is a one-year program consisting of 25 credit hours. This online-only program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis, with part-time students completing in two years. All students enrolled in the certificate program take a series of required foundation courses (19 credits), and elective courses (6 credits) on data management and analysis, terrorism, and intelligence analysis.

Foundation Courses: 19 Credits

  • Advanced Criminological Theory
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Statistics Lab
  • Advanced Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Advanced Crime Assessment
  • Crime Mapping
  • Data & Intelligence Analysis

Elective Courses: 6 credits

  • Qualitative Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Typologies of Crime and Criminal Behavior
  • Issues in Contemporary Law Enforcement
  • Terrorism and Homeland Security
  • Economics and Business Forecasting
  • Data Management in Business
  • Data Mining for Business Intelligence
  • Special Topics courses
Course descriptions are found in the graduate programs catalog at this link.


Adding the CACP to your MACJ program of study:

MACJ students may add the certificate in crime analysis to their program of study. MACJ students are allowed to double-count 10 credits of their MACJ coursework toward the certificate program requirements. The minimum necessary credits to earn both the MACJ and the certificate in crime analysis is equal to: 55 MACJ credits + 25 Certificate credits – 10 doublecounted credits = 70 credits total.

The 10 credits that will be double-counted toward the MACJ and the certificate are:
CRJS 5020 Advanced Criminological Theory (3)
CRJS 5060 Advanced Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3)
CRJS 5070 Statistical Analysis (3)
CRJS 5080 Statistics Lab (1)

*For MACJ students who have selected the Investigative Criminology track, an additional modification is required because CRJS 5170 - Crime Analysis is required for both the Investigative Criminology specialization and the certificate. Students in the MACJ Investigative Criminology specialization must, in consultation with the Graduate Director, select an alternative course to substitute for the CRJS 5170 certificate requirement.