Global Justice and Security Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Person-in-ChargeAhmet Guler
Program CodeGLJSSC
Campus(es)World Campus

This certificate program aims to study current global justice and security issues as well as international efforts to combat global crime. Global criminal activities have increased to unprecedented levels in the last three decades and transnational organized crime groups have reaped the advantages of being able to operate and carry out their illicit activities beyond national borders. International security organizations and national criminal justice agencies have also intensified their collaborative and cooperative efforts in fighting against transnational criminal activities in the world. Designed mainly for working professionals, this certificate is ideal for both domestic and international criminal justice practitioners who desire to expand their knowledge and skills in global justice and security issues and wish to advance their careers in international security organizations. Moreover, individuals planning to work in a broad range of international security-related careers may enroll in this certificate program to increase their chances to work in international organizations.

Effective Semester: Fall 2021
Expiration Semester: Summer 2026

Admission Requirements

Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.

Certificate Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.

Required Courses
CJPA 830Global Policing3
CJPA 831Transnational Crime3
CJPA 832Policing Terrorism3
Total Credits9


Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to explain the push and pull factors of global criminal activities.
  2. Students will be able to identify international crime control strategies.
  3. Students will be able to analyze global crime trends and evaluate responses to global crime.
  4. Students will be able to examine contemporary policing strategies against global terrorism.
  5. Students will be able to offer alternative policing approaches to combat global crime.


Campus World Campus
Graduate Program Head Ahmet Guler
Program Contact

Ahmet Guler
(814) 863-3671