Analysis of Criminal Behavior


Why study Analysis of Criminal Behavior?

The graduate certificate in Analysis of Criminal Behavior builds on the Crime, Law, and Justice specialization within the School of Criminal Justice Master of Science program. Students are provided with the conceptual knowledge and analytical skills relevant to characterizing patterns of individual criminal behavior and responding to it.

This certificate will enhance students’ educational experiences by providing a better understanding of the origins and patterns of individual offending, focusing especially on emerging topics of importance like white collar crime and cybercrime. Crime analysis is an emerging subfield within corrections agencies that involves assessing individual behavior and offering empirically-based assessment as to the offender’s risks and needs. This requires a degree of basic conceptual knowledge of criminal behavior as well as some understanding of measurement and data analysis.

Admission Requirements

Students already enrolled in the Criminal Justice Master of Science program must be in good academic standing according to the School of Criminal Justice and Graduate School Handbooks.

Prospective students should complete the UC Graduate School online application for admission. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all required materials and support documents are successfully submitted. Incomplete applications will not be processed or reviewed. 

Admission Requirements include:

  • A baccalaureate degree (any major) from an accredited institution
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Brief statement of purpose
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts from all previous institutions attended

Upon completion of the certificate, students will be prepared to begin work as crime and intelligence analysts in law enforcement organizations.

International Students must submit TOEFL scores in alignment with the Graduate School requirements.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted continuously throughout the year, with three enrollment periods.

Fall Semester application deadline: July 15

Spring Semester application deadline: December 1

Summer Semester application deadline: April 15

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Betsy Yeakle
2610 University Circle
School of Criminal Justice
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-1819

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Program Code: 18GC-ACBEH-GC