Crime Prevention Graduate Certificate

Prevent crime before it happens.

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Learn the strategies used to create safe and resilient communities.  

This certificate program will teach methods for reducing crime in high-risk areas before it begins. Examine how communities can strengthen their criminal justice system to aid crime prevention. Explore the significance of the social and political responses to crime.  

This certificate is complementary to a wide variety of fields including business law, tax accounting, including all levels of policing and investigation. All classes are taught by full-time tenured faculty who have years of field experience in addition to the latest breakthrough research. Only two other schools in the nation offer a crime prevention graduate certificate, and MSU is the only school in Missouri to offer this program. 

Earn a 12 hour certificate with 100% online coursework

Complete all of your coursework online, asynchronously. Earn this certificate entirely at-a-distance.

Career outcomes:

  • Correctional officer 
  • Policing at the city, state, and federal level
  • Crime and intelligence analyst
  • Fraud investigator 

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Maximize your investment of time and money.  

We put paying for college within reach with affordable tuition. Financial aid and scholarships are available. 

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Enjoy a high level of academic excellence. 

Full-time faculty develop and teach our rigorous curriculum. Study under faculty who have criminology and criminal justice field experience. 

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Get ahead sooner. 

Earn your certificate in just 12 credit hours. 


The Crime Prevention graduate certificate is a part of the criminology and criminal justice department in the College of Humanities and Public Affairs. Find out more about programs requirements, admissions, and financial aid.


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