Why study Correctional Rehabilitation?
The Graduate Certificate in Correctional Rehabilitation provides a better understanding of correctional rehabilitation, and more specifically the use of evidence based programs and practices designed to reduce recidivism. Students are given the opportunity to apply important skills in working with corrections populations. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be well-versed in many principles and practices used in correctional settings that provide rehabilitative services to offenders. These include probation and parole, prisons, jails, community based correctional facilities, halfway houses and group homes, day reporting centers, reentry programs and other correctional settings.
The Certificate in Correctional Rehabilitation is a specialization within the UC School of Criminal Justice that provides a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the risk, need and responsivity model of offender treatment. Students obtaining a certificate in correctional rehabilitation can take a variety of courses focused on important aspects of the juvenile and adult correctional systems. The two required courses will provide students with a foundation and framework for understanding the correctional system as well as a background in evidence-based interventions for these populations.
Student Learning Outcomes for this program:
- Students will describe the nature of the rehabilitative ideal and how it shaped American corrections.
- Students will analyze the research evidence on competing theories of corrections and individual treatment of offenders.
- Students will apply methods for studying and evaluating alternatives to incarceration.
- Students will analyze components of effective correctional treatments, policies, and strategies.
- Students will apply various approaches to correctional assessment and effective intervention.
- Students will analyze the impact of correctional policy and treatment on various sub-populations, including racial and ethnic minority groups and offenders with substance use disorders and mental health needs
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 work in correctional settings that provide rehabilitative services to offenders. These include probation and parole, prisons, jails, community based correctional facilities, halfway houses and group homes, day reporting centers, reentry programs and other correctional settings. A certificate in correctional rehabilitation equips students with the necessary theoretical, empirical, and practical foundation to work with, manage, and/or study offenders in correctional treatment settings.
International Students must submit TOEFL scores in alignment with the Graduate School requirements.
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
2610 University Circle
School of Criminal Justice
Cincinnati, OH 45221
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Program Code: 18GC-CREHAB-GC