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Graduate Certificate in Animal Cruelty Investigation




What will I learn?

On completion of the certificate, students will be able to:

1. analyze cultural, religious, and societal factors impacting treatment and legal standing of animals. 2. apply the principles underpinning animal welfare to investigative work.

3. apply advanced interviewing techniques to investigative work and reporting.

4. evaluate criminal investigation techniques in terms of their applicability of various contexts.

5. evaluate the role of police, court, and correction systems in regard to animal cruelty.

Certificate Requirements (12 s.h.)

CJ 5150 Criminal Investigation 3 s.h.

CJ 5300 Advanced Criminal Justice Administration 3 s.h.

CJ 5450 Interviewing and Investigative Report Writing 3 s.h.

HUM 5210 Do Animals Matter (SSC) 3 s.h.

Which department am I in?

The College of Education and Human Development

Study options

Full Time (12 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$10,800.00 per year
USD $900 per semester hour
Start date

Expected January, August 2023


The College of Education and Human Development

Room 2202 Administration Building,



48150, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Possession of a Master of Science in Nursing degree from a program accredited by a nursing professional accreditation agency, i.e., CCNE or ACEN, with a graduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

For international students

Undergraduate grade point average below 3.0, a low score on the graduate admission test required by the department, insufficient work experience, insufficient English proficiency, or an unsatisfactory writing assessment.

Internet based TOEFL (iBT, Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 80; or

TOEFL paper-and-pencil test with a minimum score of 550, accompanied by the Test of Written English (TWE) with a minimum score of 5; or

IELTS score of 6.5+; or

PTE Academic score of 53

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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