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The Graduate Certificate in Administrative Leadership equips students with a more specialized understanding of the discipline.

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The Corrections Management Certificate provides opportunity for individuals working in corrections, probation & parole, & rehabilitative services fields.

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The Restorative Justice Administration Certificate emphasizes leadership, program and project development, victim and offender services and community-oriented approaches to crime prevention and restoration.

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Graduate Certificates - Go Beyond. Achieve.

Broaden your range and marketability.

With a track record of more than 55 years of developing degree & certificate programs for adult students, the College of Liberal Studies holds all of its academic programs to a high standard of excellence. A graduate certificate from OU CLS reflects that standard and is highly regarded among these communities.

The College of Liberal Studies offers three graduate certificates, which range from 12 to 15 credit hours and, in many cases, certificate courses can count toward one’s degree. Alternatively, students may pursue a graduate certificate only instead of pairing it with a degree program.

Build on your professional experience

Our graduate certificates provide an opportunity for a focused program of study in a specified topic, allowing students to expand their expertise within a particular field subset. This specialization provides professional development for adults currently working in the field.


Flexible Course Format

With our intuitive learning management system, you will be able to learn and interact with your instructor and classmates in an online, onsite, or hybrid course environment. All of our online courses can be completed on your schedule, so you will never have to be logged on at the same time as your instructor or classmates.



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Dedicated Support - Our Students are Our First Priority

At CLS, your cohort won't look like the traditional college student. Many of our students are balancing family, work, and life responsibilities. We make it our job to help them every step of the way.

Upon enrollment, every CLS student gains access to an incredible network of people whose primary job is to help – from our student services advisers and program directors to our dedicated distance learning librarian and technical support team.

In addition to offering classes 100% online, CLS is also able to offer onsite options for students who want to attend class in person. However, availability of onsite courses is dependent on the number of students enrolled at each location.


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The Princeton Review ranks OU top in the nation in terms of academic excellence and cost.

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