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  • Anti-Counterfeit and Product Protection Criminology Graduate Certificate (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The certificate is an expanded, interdisciplinary program to assist working professionals and graduate students seeking a well-rounded foundation in anti-counterfeiting and product protection. The topics extend from intellectual infringement counterfeiting to focus on the underlying criminology theories, but also cover the broad product protection field including diversion, tamper-resistance, child-resistance, cargo theft, shoplifting, return and warranty fraud.

  • Certified Workers' Compensation Professional Program (July, September, November 2018)

    Location:

    • July 23 - 27, 2018: Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
    • September 17 - 21, 2018: Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 401 K Street, San Diego, CA
    • November 12 - 16, 2018: Hilton Chicago/Magnificent Mile, 198 East Delaware Place, Chicago, IL

     

    Description:

    As a workers' compensation professional, you need specialized knowledge and skills in many diverse areas, including law, claims handling, disability management, safety, and medicine. This program uses an innovative, hands-on and practical approach that prepares you to develop and implement a comprehensive set of skills as a Certified Workers’ Compensation Professional (CWCP).

  • Conservation Criminology Graduate Certificate Program (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Conservation Criminology certificate program prepares scholars and practitioners to improve efforts to reduce environmental problems. The certificate consists of three online courses that introduce key environmental risks and crimes, including wildlife poaching, illegal wildlife and hazardous waste trade, corporate environmental harms, environmental justice, eco-terrorism, climate change, and environmental security. The three courses are Environmental Risk Perception and Decision-Making; Corporate Environmental Crime and Risk; and Global Risks, Conservation, and Criminology. Course materials draw on theories, methods, and interventions from criminology and criminal justice, natural resources management, and risk and decision sciences. Students who complete the certificate will have improved capacity to work with individuals from multiple disciplines and professionals working in the field to address real world environmental problems.

  • Effective Communication in the Municipal Environment Program (Online, Self-paced)

    Dates:

    November 13, 2017 - December 31, 2019.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This self-paced, online program consists of five lessons that focus on the full range of knowledge and skills needed to communicate within the municipal environment.  Upon registration, you will receive a sixty-page self-study document and notes to tell you which sections to read with detailed instructions on how to complete the program requirements.

    The self-study program helps those who work in or interact with local government to understand the most efficient and effective way to communicate in their working environment. Many of our participants have indicated the need for a program that helps them communicate with their associates at work, with elected and full time local government representatives and officials and with concerned citizens within their communities.

    The self-study document, compiled by an MSU specialist who has immense experience working in the municipal field, is written in the style of a fictional narrative. This narrative is designed to make the learning experience highly practical, as it considers how an administration can improve communications internally and with citizens. It is based on a city, the mayor, elected officials, full time officers and employees with a focus on utilities supervision.

    The program and therefore the narrative is divided into five sections or lessons, and after completion of each section, you will complete an online multiple-choice examination to test your learning.

  • Food Law Online Courses

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    MSU's Institute for Food Laws and Regulations offers online graduate-level courses in food law and regulation for food industry professionals. The courses can be taken for university credit through MSU’s Lifelong Education Program, or as non-credit courses. Courses offered include:

    • International Food Laws and Regulations
    • Food Laws and Regulations in the United States
    • Food Laws and Regulations in the European Union
    • Food Laws and Regulations in Latin America
    • Food Laws and Regulations in Canada
    • Food Laws and Regulations China
    • Codex Alimentarius - The Food Code
    • Animal Health, World Trade and Food Safety (OIE)
    • Regulatory Leadership in Food Law
    • Wine, Beer, and Spirits Laws and Regulations
    • The Law of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rul
    • The Law of the Preventive Control for Human Food Rule
    • The Law of the Produce Safety Rule

    Courses are taught completely online by an international network of experts in food regulation. No books are required. Enrollment is as easy as registering for a conference, no transcripts are required. Students may take as few or as many courses as they wish, and may earn a certificate after successful completion of four applicable courses.

  • Food Safety Online Certificate Program

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Alternative to the degree program, the Online Master of Science in Food Safety program offers a Certificate in Food Safety for Lifelong Education students who successfully complete any four of the program's qualifying graduate courses.  Course Options for Lifelong Students:

    • VM 811 - Evolution & Ecology of Foodborne Pathogens
    • VM 812 - Food Safety Toxicology
    • VM 814 - Packaging for Food Safety
    • VM 817 - Pre-harvest Food Safety
    • VM 821 - Food Protection & Defense
    • VM 824 - Global Food Safety
    • VM 825 - Quantifying Food Risk
    • VM 827 - FSMA/HACCP
    • VM 831 - Foodborne Disease Epidemiology
    • VM 835 - Food Safety Produce
    • VM 840 - Product Protection/Anti-Counterfeit Strategy
    • FSC 810 - International Food Laws & Regulations OR FSC 811 - U.S. Food Laws & Regulations

    Note:  If a student later decides to apply to our graduate degree program and is accepted, MSU will allow transfer of up to 9 credits (with a grade of 3.0 or better in each course) earned through any combination of courses taken through lifelong education, graduate certification, or transfer from another institution.

  • Forest Carbon Science, Policy, and Management Online Graduate Certificate

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    With a global focus, the Graduate Certificate in Forest Carbon Science, Policy, and Management is available completely online and supplements a wide range of vocations. The Certificate equips participants with the interdisciplinary tools and conceptual backgrounds to plan, implement, manage, and evaluate forestry-based climate change mitigation projects. As professionals, Certification provides an edge in competing for opportunities in forest carbon project development, REDD+ policy, and carbon offset investment advising for corporations, governments, and non-governmental organizations.

    Participants in the Certificate program learn the scientific foundations of climate change and forest-climate interactions, how forest management affects forest carbon balance, the ins and outs of forest carbon markets, the social context of forest carbon sequestration, and the tools for measuring, monitoring, and accounting for forest carbon - including satellite imagery, remote sensing, and integrated carbon sequestration models.

  • Global Food Law Master's Degree Program (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Earning a master’s of Food Law is a strategic investment in your future.  The Michigan State University College of Law Global Food Law Program gives lawyers, regulators and other industry professionals the tools they need to succeed in a constantly changing market.  

    The entirely online program can be completed in about three years by taking one course per semester and studying year-round.  Online study allows students to pursue their master’s degree without the need to take a leave of absence from work or relocate.  Advisors help students enroll in courses that will best enhance their careers allowing students to choose from a menu of courses.

  • Graduate Certificate Program in Criminal Justice: International Focus (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Globalization is creating profound and fast-moving changes in the field of criminal justice. The three-course (nine-credit) Certificate in International Focus offers relevant, career-oriented courses and research projects focused on such issues as organized crime, money laundering, international fraud, and drug trafficking. This flexible program enables participants to enhance their knowledge and skills in this increasingly important field of law enforcement while continuing their regular employment.

    Participants can use the certificate program as the first step towards a master’s degree in Criminal Justice. Those who complete the certificate program and meet the School of Criminal Justice’s admission criteria for the master’s degree may transfer the certificate courses to their master’s degree program.

  • Homeland Security Graduate Certificate Program (Online)

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    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Online Homeland Security Certificate program is a three-course program that allows working professionals and graduate students to add a specialization in homeland security to their career or academic plans. The three courses are: Foundations in Homeland Security; Issues in Criminal Justice: Public/Private Partnerships; and Terrorism.

     

  • Human Trafficking: Introduction for Healthcare Providers Online Module

    Dates:

    Self paced

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This self-paced continuing nursing education (CNE) offering is developed to raise awareness of human trafficking- a form of modern day slavery becoming increasingly prevalent in Michigan, in the United States and globally. The aim of the module is to educate nurses and provide tools and strategies to assist in the care of victims of human trafficking. The content of the module complies with the standards of training of human trafficking as required by the Michigan Board of Nursing (MBON) that became effective January 6, 2017.

  • Introduction to Product Counterfeiting Online Course

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This 3-credit undergraduate course is an introductory examination of product counterfeiting, a global crime that affects people of every socio-economic class, race, gender and culture. The problem is explored through a review of popular literature (e.g., newspaper and magazine articles, blogs, social media), empirical studies, case histories, and criminological theory. Attention is given to understanding the following themes and concepts: the social and economic impacts of product counterfeiting, the transnational nature of counterfeiting organizations, offender motivation, consumer behavior, and the application of crime prevention techniques and theory. The materials presented in this course provide a global understanding of product counterfeiting including the role of brand owners, law enforcement, governments, legitimate businesses, criminal enterprises, and individual consumers.

  • Judicial Administration Online Credit Certificate Program

    Description:

    MSU's School of Criminal Justice offers the Judicial Administration Certificate Program, which consists of twelve graduate credits. In addition to the subject matter addressed in the noncredit certificate, the credit-bearing certificate also includes multi-disciplinary theories, methods, and practices applied to judicial system operations, mandates, problems, and challenges experienced by courts operating in complex and diversified societies.

  • Judicial Administration Online Master of Science Degree

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    MSU's School of Criminal Justice offers an online, 30-credit Master of Science in Judicial Administration. Courses address emerging issues and trends in judicial administration in the United States and globally, as well as the theories, methods, and practices deemed to be critically important for the administration of courts.  Students can complete this master of science degree program in 24 months.

  • Judicial Administration Online Noncredit Certificate Program

    Description:

    The Judicial Administration noncredit certificate program is designed to give participants the opportunity to build upon existing professional skills and gain basic knowledge and skills in judicial administration that can be readily applied in the court environment.

    The program is comprised of sixty contact hours of instruction plus a capstone experience based on the NACM core competencies. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion within five years of the start date. Students who complete this program can apply the certificate toward credit-bearing courses or transfer those credits to a bachelor's or master's degree at another academic institution, if approved by that academic institution.

  • Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis Graduate Certificate Program (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    MSU is a national leader in the development and delivery of training, technical assistance, and education in intelligence. The online Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis Certificate Program allows students to gain expertise that is policy-based and taught by experienced faculty who have also worked in the field. Students choose three of the four possible courses to complete this three-course (9 credit) certificate program:

    • Proseminar in Law Enforcement Intelligence operations
    • Issues in CJ: Public/Private Partnership
    • Counterterrorism and Intelligence
    • Terrorism
  • Master of Science Degree Programs in Criminal Justice (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The program is designed to add new dimensions to the skills of career people in various areas of criminal justice and security. A number of online support services are available to assist students as they progress through the program.

    Students enrolled in the program may choose to follow the general requirements for the Masters in Criminal Justice, specialize in Security Management or Judicial Administration, or follow an international focus. Please see Program Requirements for more information.

    Courses are offered entirely online, and are taught by the same faculty members who are involved in the on-campus program. Many students complete the program within a year and a half to two years; however, it is also common for students to take three years to complete the program due to work and personal commitments.

     

     

  • Master's Degree in Food Safety (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Online MS in Food Safety program is a Professional Science Masters, which means its core curriculum is based heavily in the sciences while also including leadership and food law components. Elective choices have been designed to offer students flexibility according to their interests by addressing the large number of current issues which face food safety and regulatory professionals today. The program’s courses are immediately applicable to students current positions while, at the same time, preparing them for future leadership roles within food regulation and industry. This accredited program is a non-traditional, terminal degree requiring a Plan-B Applied Project. It consists of 10 3-credit courses, pulling content from more than 80 instructors and subject experts from around the world.

  • Primary Legal Issues Related to Working with Survivors of Human Trafficking (Online, On-demand, January - June 2018)

    Dates:

    This online, on-demand, non-interactive course is available until June 30, 2018

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Also known as modern-day slavery, human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, harboring, or receipt of people for purposes of slavery, forced labor, and servitude. You will learn what legal remedies exist for survivors of trafficking and how to determine eligibility for such remedies. Discussion will include immigration, criminal, and victim rights law. You will leave with a knowledge of how to connect survivors to legal resources. This course includes a one hour recorded presentation, handouts and a required posttest. This course is a non-interactive, online course utilizing D2L (Desire2Learn).

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • School of Staff and Command (January - June 2019)

    Dates:

    January 28 - June 14, 2018.  Application deadline: November 9, 2018.

    Location:

    Classroom Location: Michigan State Police Academy, 7426 N. Canal Road, Lansing, MI, 48913.

    Description:

    This Michigan focused 400-hour problem-based course is learner driven through utilization of relevant, real-life, work based problems wherein each student is responsible for his/her own learning. Students work in collaborative learning groups with a maximum of six students and one instructor/facilitator per group. They are actively engaged in problem-solving, in-depth discussions, and critical thinking activities throughout the course. Concepts and skills, once introduced, will be revisited and practiced in more and more complex problematic situations as the weeks progress.

    Curriculum delivery uses a blend of classroom and cutting edge distance learning technologies. During the weeks of distance learning students are required to commit 40 hours per week which means being available between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday to complete a variety of course assignments that may include distance learning group meetings, field trips, and/or one-day classroom sessions.

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