• Corrections Administration Online Certificate

    This online certificate is for employees or students in the field who are looking for advanced study in correctional administration. Advance your career on your schedule, in your zip code, and with people who share your interests and passions. This program is designed to improve your knowledge of correctional history, theory and evidence-based practices in the field, along with an in depth look at some of today’s most controversial topics. The field of corrections is complex, and this course will allow you to hear from top practitioners in the field through videos, readings, and interactive lectures.

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    Certificate Topics

    The program consists of the following seven core modules:

    • Historical Perspective-The Early Years
    • Historical Perspective-How did we get there from here?
    • Modern Day Corrections
    • Practical Perspective-Linking Theory and Practice
    • Practical Perspective-Policy Development
    • Critical Perspective
    • Final Overview

    Program at a Glance

    The online format allows you to maintain your schedule, while enhancing your interactions with administrators and clients, and improving your opportunities for stronger communication and career development. Students who complete the corrections coursework will receive a certificate from the Hamline School of Business Public Administration program and 8 Continuing Studies credits. Cost for the program is $2,800.


    September 2015 to February 2015 for 20 weeks. The course is online with two required one-day residencies.

    Residency Dates: Saturday, September 12, 2015, and Saturday, February 20, 2016. Residencies meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch is provided.

    Degree Candidacy

    All participants are eligible to earn the certificate and Continuing Studies credits regardless of prior academic experience. Eligible students who wish to earn master's level elective credits toward the Master of Arts in Public Administration at Hamline University must meet the requirements for admission to the Hamline School of Business and complete additional academic work in the class.

    About The Instructor

    D. Christine Owens is currently a manager with the Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation. Her management experience includes being the Assistant Superintendent of the Juvenile Detention Center, Director of Juvenile Probation and Area Director for Juvenile Services. She currently manages the Community Offender Management Division. She is an advocate for mentoring in the workplace and has served as a mentor for the past 10 years. She has been involved in the development of many innovative programs in corrections and has been the recipient of multiple awards for her work in Hennepin County. Ms. Owens has a BA in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s in Public Administration from Hamline University.