29706 USD/year
29706 USD/year
10806 USD/year
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The Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice program from Portland State University is designed to complement your existing bachelor’s degree regardless of whether you have a background in criminal justice. 

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The Postbaccalaureate certificate Criminology and Criminal Justice program from Portland State University will provide you with the knowledge and skills that support a career change or career advancement in the fields of criminology, criminal justice, law enforcement, public policy, and more. In this certificate program, you’ll study crime and address the factors that increase crime as well as prevent it. Learn to analyze crime using data, theory, and research to develop prevention measures and better crime control strategies.

Designed for both working and aspiring criminal justice professionals, this certificate from Portland State's nationally renowned criminal justice and criminology program enables you to develop cutting-edge skills that expand your career horizons in the protective services and legal professions.


Whether you're new to the field of criminal justice, or an experienced professional seeking to update or expand your knowledge, the online post-bac Criminology and Criminal Justice certificate offer a practical pathway to career development.

Jobs in the criminology and criminal justice include police officers, deputies, probation/parole officers, correctional officers, private security, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, magistrates and legal assistants, victim advocates, case managers, federal law enforcement, policy, and crime analysts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Theories of Crime and Justice
  • Crime Control Strategies
  • Criminal Justice Research
  • Criminal Law and Legal Reasoning
  • Policing in America
    • Punishment and Corrections

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    40 SCH


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

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    General requirements

    • You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scale.
    • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You may be admitted to Portland State University and an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) pathway if you do not meet PSU's English Language Proficiency Requirement. Learn more about PSU’s English language programs.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      29706 USD/year
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    • National

      29706 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 29706 USD per year
    • In-State

      10806 USD/year
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      Based on the tuition of 10806 USD per year

    Washington Border Discount (WBD): $11,706 

    Living costs for Portland

    1271 - 2262 USD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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