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Criminal Justice Certificate Program | Begin Your Journey

Criminal Justice Certificate Program

The Caruso School of Law’s  Criminal Justice Certificate Program offers an exhaustive and all-encompassing understanding of the complex criminal justice system. Our purposefully crafted curriculum covers an extensive range of topics that go beyond the ordinary, providing students with an abundance of knowledge and expertise to excel in the criminal justice field.

Criminal Justice Certificate Courses

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Trial Practice
  • Trial Preparation and Settlement (Criminal)

Our Criminal Justice Certificate Program comprises a mix of courses such as Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Criminal Investigations. These courses lay a solid foundation for students, preparing them for a successful career in criminal justice. Our faculty members, highly qualified and experienced professionals in the field of criminal justice, bring to the classroom a wealth of knowledge and expertise in law enforcement, criminal investigation, and the legal system. They offer invaluable insights and practical skills that enrich students' learning experience.

Criminal Justice Certificate Program


Admission into our Criminal Justice Certificate Program requires admission into the Pepperdine Caruso Law juris doctor degree program, which is highly selective and rigorous, with applicants required to meet stringent admission criteria. These criteria include holding a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, submitting a well-crafted personal statement that outlines their career goals and aspirations, and how the program can aid them in achieving these goals. Furthermore, applicants must furnish official transcripts from their undergraduate institution, two letters of recommendation, and a current resume.


Upon graduation, our Criminal Justice Certificate Program equips graduates with a versatile skill set that opens the doors to a variety of careers in the criminal justice field. 

If you are looking for a program that prepares you for a fulfilling career in criminal justice, look no further than the Criminal Justice Certificate Program at the Caruso School of Law. Learn more about Pepperdine’s Criminal Justice Certificate Program