The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is developing a new online graduate certificate in Criminal Justice Administration, which will be part of a Masters of Professional Studies in Public Safety Leadership and Administration in partnership with UMD's Department of Sociology, and with participation from the University of Maryland-Baltimore's Carey School of Law. The Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration is intended to prepare criminal justice professionals for their next level of career advancement by providing them with the foundation needed to understand and apply evidence-based research to their professional endeavors. The four courses included in the Certificate will help students become informed consumers of high-quality research through instruction by academic faculty and experienced practitioners. Case studies will also be used to help students learn to apply best practices to complicated real-world challenges, so they can develop a critical and informed understanding of possible criminal justice responses to common problems. For questions, please email Laura Dugan ldugan [at] umd.edu.