Criminal Justice Education
The MJA Program also offers a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Education. The accrediting body for colleges and universities in the Southeastern United States, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), requires the following to teach in an undergraduate criminal justice program at a 2-year community college and 4-year college/university: 1) a master’s degree in criminal justice or 2) a master’s degree with 18 credit hours in criminal justice coursework. The Certificate in Criminal Justice Education was designed to allow those holding a current master’s degree in a field other than criminal justice, to obtain the 18 credit hours necessary to teach in a criminal justice undergraduate program at the community college or university level. To obtain a certificate, a student must complete 9 credit hours of required MJA courses and 9 hours of electives from a list of approved MJA courses for a total of 18 credit hours. Requirements for Certificate in Criminal Justice Education can be found in the graduate catalogue.
Tuition and Fees (Graduate Certificate Program)
The tuition and fees for the Certificate Program are the same as for the MJA program, with the exception that the Certificate Program’s total cost will be $8,070.00 or one half of that of the MJA program.
Tuition and Fees
2016-2017 Academic Year (three semesters)
- Tuition $1,110.00 (Per course)
- Fees $100.00 (Per course)
- Usage Fee $135* (Per course; See note below)
- TOTAL: $1,345.00 (Per course; See note below)
- Tuition $2,220.00 (Per two courses)
- Fees $ 200.00 (Per two courses; See note below)
- Usage Fee $270 (Per two courses)
- TOTAL: $2,690.00 (Per two courses)
Note: The cost for registering for two courses per semester for one year (three semesters) is $8,070.00 (includes tuition and fees). Total cost of the MJA program is $16,140.00 **
* Starting in Fall Semester 2015, the North Carolina Academy started charging Methodist University a usage fee to use the Academy’s facilities at Salemburg.
** Tuition and fees for the 2016-2017 Academic Year are subject to change.
Note: The $100 fee per course consists of: Technology Fee $27; Speaker Fee $25; Part-time Librarian Fee $32; Maid Service Fee $12; and Photocopying/Mailing Fee $10. When taking two courses multiply each individual fee by two. The $129 usage fee per course is for usage of the facilities at the Salemburg campus of the North Carolina Justice Academy.
Tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 Academic Year are subject to change.