Graduate Certificate in Correctional Rehabilitation

Graduate Certificate in Correctional Rehabilitation
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University of Cincinnati’s online Correctional Rehabilitation graduate certificate is ideal for individuals looking to start or enhance their career in corrections and make a positive change in the lives of convicted men and women, and adjudicated juveniles. The program offers a series of courses that focus primarily on rehabilitating and treating criminal offenders; the comprehensive curriculum covers the theoretical and philosophical frameworks of corrections, as well as the theory and practice of community corrections and latest developments in offender rehabilitation. The material within this concentration also addresses the pressing matter of dealing with special populations such as youths, the addicted, and the mentally ill.

Our online Master’s in Criminal Justice program is ranked 12th best in the country for 2024 by U.S. News & World Report.

Program Objectives

By graduation, students will be prepared for what’s next. Below are the student learning objectives for this certificate.

  • Students will describe the nature of the rehabilitative ideal and how it shaped American corrections.
  • Students will understand and 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 identify and analyze components of effective correctional treatments, policies, and strategies.
  • Students will apply various approaches to correctional assessment and understand how to implement the principles of effective intervention.


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