Graduate Certificate Programs

Tiffin University designed certificate programs for working professionals who wish to enhance their professional knowledge, skills, and leadership abilities.  The practical, flexible and learner-centered curriculum is offered completely online with no residency requirement.  

Certificate programs are particularly useful if you want to:

  • Explore a new professional path or career.
  • Stay current with industry trends, strategies, philosophies, and knowledge.
  • Justify a promotion.
  • Continue lifelong learning goals.
  • Complement a formal course of academic study with practical training and skills.

Courses completed in the graduate certificate program may be applied to Tiffin University’s graduate degree programs

1.    Criminal Justice

  • Justice Administration: 24 hours
  • JUS 510 Contemporary Criminal Justice: Issues and Trends
  • JUS 515 Research Design and Analysis
  • JUS 525 Legal and Ethical Issues
  • JUS 530 Human Resource Management
  • JUS 610 Justice Administration Policy Formulation and Analysis
  • JUS 615 Administrative Law and PracticeJUS 620 Administrative Theory in Justice Administration
  • JUS620 Administrative Theory in Justice Administration
  • JUS 625 Education/Training Analysis & Design

This certificate program provides learners with perspectives in human resource management, policy formation and analysis, law and management practices and administrative theory.

  • Crime Analysis: 15 hours
  • ENF 512 Theories of Crime Analysis
  • ENF 532 Computer Applications in Crime Analysis
  • ENF 612 Criminal Intelligence
  • ENF 622 Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Criminal Justice
  • ENF 627 Crime Analysis Field Project

This certificate program will provide the learner with a theoretical overview of crime analysis, the criminal intelligence process, the use of geographic information systems and contemporary issues in Justice Administration.

  • Criminal Behavior: 21 hours
  • PSY 512 Introduction to Forensic Psychology
  • JUS 525 Legal and Ethical Issues
  • PSY 547 Mental Health Law
  • PSY 552 Criminogenic Psychopathology
  • PSY 615 Drug Abuse & Society
  • PSY 626 Advanced Psych Assessment Behavior
  • PSY 636 Cultural Competence in Professional Practice

This certificate program provides learners with a specific area of expertise in the psychological causes of crime.  Students will develop knowledge and expertise in crisis intervention, counseling, psychopathology, personality assessment, and research methods.

  • Homeland Security Administration: 15 hours
  • ENF 535 Administration of Strategic & Actionable Intelligence
  • ENF 540 Continental United States (CONUS): Border/Transportation Security
  • ENF 645 CONUS: Counter-Terrorism
  • ENF 650 Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • ENF 660 Response: Natural Catastrophic Events---Emergency Preparedness

This cerficate provides learners with cognitive skills for application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of data needed for criminal justice personnel.

2.    Addictions Counseling: (Offered on the Tiffin campus only – not available online)

  • Post-Bachelor Certificate: 18 hours
  • CSL510 Addiction Theory & Practice
  • CSL520 Counseling Procedures: Strategies with Addicted & Disordered Populations
  • CSL525 Group Process & Techniques: Working with Addicted and Disordered Population
  • CSL535 Assessment & Diagnosis of Addictive & Behavioral Health Problems
  • CSL540 Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Planning in Addictions
  • CSL545 Theory and Practice of Relationship Counseling in Addictions & Behavioral Health

Geared to meet the requirements of LCDC II: Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II in Ohio or LCDC III: Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III.

The mission of the Graduate Addiction Certificate Programs is to equip its students with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes which will enable them to function well in the demanding and ever-changing world of the criminal justice and/or behavioral health professional.  This mission is closely aligned with that of Tiffin University’s mission to offer quality, professionally-focused, learning-centered graduate programs and life-long learning opportunities to prepare for successful careers and for productive and satisfying lives of excellence, leadership and service. The Program faculty’s goal is to provide high quality training programs grounded in self-evaluation and improvement- with the intention to remain responsive to the changing requirements of a dynamic and pluralistic society. The program also aims to provide studies which develop knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary in working successfully with chemically involved individuals and families across a board range of settings.

Tiffin University’s professional certificate programs in Addiction are designed for returning or existing professional students (those already with at least a bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science). The certificate program begins with a basic level, which is where many students are likely to start.

  • Post-Masters Certificate:  18 hours
  • CSL 515  Lifespan Development
  • CSL 530 Cultural Competence in Counseling
  • CSL 600 Research and Program Evaluation
  • CSL 625 Testing & Appraisal
  • CSL 630 Advanced Counseling Theories in Prevention and Intervention
  • CSL 650 Supervision & Ethics

Geared to meet the requirements of LICDC: Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor, The LICDC requires a masters degree and these additional course content areas for licensure

The mission of the Graduate Addiction Certificate Programs is to equip its students with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes which will enable them to function well in the demanding and ever-changing world of the criminal justice and/or behavioral health professional.  This mission is closely aligned with that of Tiffin University’s mission to offer quality, professionally-focused, learning-centered graduate programs and life-long learning opportunities to prepare for successful careers and for productive and satisfying lives of excellence, leadership and service. The Program faculty’s goal is to provide high quality training programs grounded in self-evaluation and improvement- with the intention to remain responsive to the changing requirements of a dynamic and pluralistic society. The program also aims to provide studies which develop knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary in working successfully with chemically involved individuals and families across a board range of settings.

Tiffin University’s professional certificate programs in Addiction are designed for returning or existing professional students (those already with at least a bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science). The certificate program begins with a basic level, which is where many students are likely to start.

3.    Business

  • Healthcare Administration: 12 hours
  • MGT 522 Management of Human Resource (Prereq for MGT 540)
  • MGT 540 Managing Healthcare Systems
  • MGT 552 Current Issues in Health Care Administration
  • MGT 613 Operations Management (prereq for MGT 642)
  • MGT 642 Healthcare Policy, Law, and Ethics
  • MGT 633 Healthcare Process Management

This certificate program is designed for working professionals employed in the areas of education, child care, social services, health care and business. The curriculum will focus on management systems, decision making tools, new technologies, financial management, referral systems as well as current issues in health law and ethics.

  • Leadership for Managers and Supervisors: 12 hours
  • MGT 511 Individual & Teamwork (Prereq for MGT 531)
  • MGT 531 Leadership & Influence
  • MGT 603 Negotiations & Conflict Resolution
  • MGT 618 Organizational Leadership and Group Performance
  • MGT 620 Leading Organizational Change
  • MGT 623 Legal and Ethical Issues in Management

This certificate program helps individuals focus on moving up the organizational ladder into new supervisory roles, middle management, or upper managerial positions.  The program centers upon those characteristics that develop and promote leadership and stress decision-making and managerial skills.

  • Small Business Management: 12 hours
  • ACC 510 Financial Accounting
  • MGT 511 Individual & Teamwork
  • CIT 514 Information & Decision Support
  • MGT 522 Management of Human Resource
  • MKT 523 Marketing Management
  • MGT 623 Legal and Ethical Issues in Management

This certificate program helps learners obtain practical business knowledge in marketing, accounting, and management areas to successfully achieve personal and professional goals.  The program focuses on developing competencies in communication skills, leadership, and probable solving. 

  • Sports Management: 12 hours
  • MGT 511 Individual & Teamwork
  • MGT 532 Communication & Fund Raising in Sports
  • MGT 534 Business Strategies in Sport
  • MGT 537 Personnel Management in Sport
  • MGT 570 Sport Mentorship
  • MGT 623 Legal and Ethical Issues in Management

The certificate program is designed to maximize convenience while providing the necessary structure to enhance your marketability and improve your business skills.   We are prepared to help you make connections with a growing network of alumni working in sports or with the extensive list of sport industry contact that have professional relationships with our faculty.