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Faculty

 

Our faculty members are committed to inquiry and shared discovery, best professional practices, active participation in professional and scholarly organizations, the effective use of technology, and the value of intellectual and human diversity.

They are committed to your success and are your partners throughout the online course process. Your professors will be available to you through:

  • Facilitating discussion threads
  • Organizing and participating in student chats
  • Continually monitoring and encouraging student activity and progress
  • Engaging students with questions about coursework via e-mail

Graduate Academic Certificate in Correctional Executive Leadership:

How to Apply

 

1. Apply to UNT's Toulouse Graduate School.

Student
  • You must be admitted to the Toulouse Graduate School before enrolling in the accelerated online program.
    • Submit your application at applytexas.org and choose the "Online Graduate Academic Certificate in Correctional Executive Leadership" in the degree plan list. Make sure you confirm that you are applying for the Online Program when prompted.
    • Pay the $75 application fee, which can be submitted through applytexas.org.
    • Request an official transcript of your records from each college or university that you have attended (official transcripts of all academic coursework previously undertaken, including an undergraduate degree from an accredited academic institution in an allied field) and have them sent to the Toulouse Graduate School. Submit documents to:
      • University of North Texas
        Toulouse Graduate School
        1155 Union Circle #305459 (USPS)
        1147 Union Circle, ESSC Room 354 (UPS/FedEx)
        Denton, TX 76203
        Email: GradAdmission@unt.edu
        Phone: 940.565.2383
        Fax: 940.565.2414
  • Admission of International Students
    • Applicants who do not hold either U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident alien status should apply through the UNT International Admissions Office, in addition to the Toulouse Graduate School and College of Health and Public Service. An international applicant's bachelor's degree should be equivalent to a U.S. four-year bachelor's degree. International students ONLY: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)--a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based) is required.
    • Click here for the International Graduate Student Admissions Checklist

2. Apply to the UNT Department of Criminal Justice (College of Health and Public Service).

  • Once the student has submitted an application for graduate studies at UNT, the application will be reviewed by the Department of Criminal Justice for admission to the online GAC in Correctional Executive Leadership program. Applicants will be admitted to the online program in the Fall and Spring semesters only.
  • In order for your application to be considered for admission, your application packet needs to be completed and submitted by August 1 for Fall admission and by December 1 for Spring.
  1. Submit Two letters of recommendation (Academic or Professional) referencing the applicant's ability to perform graduate work.
  2. Submit a personal statement (the personal statement includes an explanation of the following: career goals, why you are pursuing a Master's degree, prior experience in the criminal justice field, prior research experience in criminal justice, and anything in your personal background that you deem relevant to your admission decision).
  • A holistic review of each student's application file will be completed with admission offered on a competitive basis

Please send or e-mail the two letters of recommendation and the personal statement to:

Dr. Brooke Nodeland
Online GAC in Correctional Executive Leadership Program Advisor
University of North Texas
Department of Criminal Justice
1155 Union Circle #305130
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Email: Brooke.Nodeland@unt.edu

3. Check Status Online.

  • There are two ways to check your application status:
  • To check if your transcripts have been submitted: The Toulouse Graduate School will send you an email and pin number to check online at my.unt.edu. You will need to activate your EUID with the pin number and click on Admissions Status.
  • To check if your supporting documents (essay, resume, letters of recommendation) have been submitted:
    Email your full name and UNT Student ID to Brooke.Nodeland. Enter "Application Status Update" as well as your name and UNT Student ID in the email subject line.

GAC in Correctional Executive Leadership

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Achieve Your Online GAC in Correctional Executive Leadership

The graduate academic certificate in Correctional Executive Leadership provides students with a solid foundation in the concepts, theories, and practices in corrections and will help professionals hone their skills and increase their knowledge to prepare them for advancement in the correctional field (Probation, Parole or Institutional). Courses emphasize management, leadership and agency with a focus on theory and correctional related analysis.

This program examines current issues in managing correctional institutions, sentencing trends, contemporary social problems in prisons, rehabilitation/re-socialization practices, probation/parole and alternatives to incarceration.

In order to be eligible for admission into the Correctional Executive Leadership certificate program, applicants must have a four-year Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are not required for admission into the certificate program, but may be required for any student who later wants to formally enter the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program. The courses taken in the certificate program transfer directly into the Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree.

Benefits of this Program

  • The primary objective of the Graduate Academic Certificate in Correctional Executive Leadership is to provide an advanced academic credential for students entering or already working in the corrections field.

Worried that your busy lifestyle will get in the way of making your career goals a reality?

Our online program is the solution.

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  • Convenient. Log in at any time from any place.
  • Affordable. Costs $1,073.85* per 3-hour course for Texas residents and $1,515.48* per 3-hour course for Out-of-State residents – an excellent value for a master’s degree.
  • Flexible. Online courses allow you to set your own schedule.
  • Adaptable. With the option to take one, two, or three courses at a time, you can set your own pace to best fit your needs. (Financial Aid requires taking 5 graduate hours to qualify.)
  • Respected. UNT's criminal justice alumni can be found in virtually every criminal justice agency serving the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex and throughout the State of Texas.
*The amounts above do not include certain mandatory fees charged to students who are simultaneously taking courses on-campus nor do they include any college-level course fees. These costs are an estimate and the actual cost may vary based on the individual circumstances of the student (e.g., waivers or exemptions).

How does this program advance my career? This program is a perfect fit for:

  • Graduate students entering the corrections field and current full-time correctional personnel and administrators ( probation, parole, and institutional).

How does it work?

  • The 9-hour Online GAC in Correctional Executive Leadership requires three (3) required core courses (9 hours) to complete the certificate).
    1. CJUS 5460 - Correctional Practices and Programs
    2. CJUS 5500 - Seminar in Criminal Justice Administration
    3. CJUS 5850 - Directed Studies in Correctional Executive Leadership
  • Online course schedule rotates throughout Fall, Summer, and Spring -- allowing you to easily fit the courses offered to your personal schedule.
  • If you take one course each session, you can earn your Online GAC in Correctional Executive Leadership in one year.

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Program Contact


College of Health and Public Service
Chilton Hall, Room 265
410 S. Avenue C
Denton TX, 76201 

Office: (940) 565-2562
E-mail:
Web:

Contact Us

 

We’re here to help you every step of the way. You can speak to the Director of Applied Gerontology Masters Degree & Certificate Programs, Dr. Keith Turner at (940) 565-4737 or email Keith.Turner@unt.edu with questions about the Specialist Certificate in Aging or to find out the status of your application.

For questions about the Toulouse Graduate School application process, call 940-565-2383 or email graduateschool@unt.edu.

College of Health and Public Service
Department of Applied Gerontology

Phone: (940) 565-4737
Chilton Hall, Room 302
Email Keith.Turner@unt.edu

Mailing address:
University of North Texas
College of Health and Public Service
1155 Union Circle #311340
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Phone: (940) 565-4115

Dr. Keith Turner
Director of Applied Gerontology Certificate Programs

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Getting your Specialist in Aging Certificate is not only convenient, it’s affordable:

Cost of (3) Graduate Hours for Program*
ONLINE STUDENT  (Texas Resident)

$1,073.85
Graduate Tuition 
Through Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (Living outside of Texas)

$1,515.48
Out of State Teaching Fee (in lieu of tuition)
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hrough Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (within Texas but not a Texas Resident) 
$2,297.85
Graduate Tuition

Through Summer 2017

*The amounts above do not include certain mandatory fees charged to students who are simultaneously taking
courses on-campus nor do they include any college-level course fees.  These costs are an estimate and the
actual cost may vary based on the individual circumstances of the student (e.g., waivers or exemptions).

Financial Aid

UNT offers a variety of options to help you finance your education, including financial aid, grants, and student loans. Visit financialaid.unt.edu to find out more about the application and award process.

UNT has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys© for 19 consecutive years and offers the quality of a private university at an affordable cost.

Applying for financial aid

  1. Apply for financial aid online at fafsa.gov. The application is required for all types of financial aid, including Pell and other federal grants, state grants and loans. The FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA are available each Jan. 1.
  2. You must enroll in 6 hours (over one or two online sessions) in order to be eligible for financial aid.
  3. Financial aid awards will be disbursed 10 days prior to the first day of class. Awards will not disburse if you are enrolled in only 3 credit hours.
  4. Contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 940-565-2302 or by e-mail Financial Aid directly, please click on "Ask a question" through AskUNT for information regarding financial aid for the online program.

Financial Aid

  • $320 million awarded annually
  • 72% of UNT students receive aid

Learn more about financial aid at financialaid.unt.edu.

Grants

  • Merit and/or need-based
  • No repayment required
  • Many federal, state and institutional grants are available at UNT

Learn more about grants at financialaid.unt.edu/grants.

Loans

  • Available at low-interest rates to students
  • Repayment required

Learn more about loans at financialaid.unt.edu/loans.

Faculty

 

Our faculty members are committed to inquiry and shared discovery, best professional practices, active participation in professional and scholarly organizations, the effective use of technology, and the value of intellectual and human diversity.

They are committed to your success and are your partners throughout the online course process. Your professors will be available to you through:

  • Facilitating discussion threads
  • Organizing and participating in student chats
  • Continually monitoring and encouraging student activity and progress
  • Engaging students with questions about coursework via e-mail

Graduate Academic Certificate in Specialist in Aging Faculty:

Courses

 

The Graduate Academic Certificate in Specialist in Aging Certificate is designed for health and human service professionals who wish to complement their existing knowledge and skills with an understanding of aging and services for the aged. Faculty of two- and four-year colleges and universities and doctoral candidates in other fields may also find the specialist certificate a valuable adjunct to their academic credentials. The 15-semester-hour program includes 12 semester hours of core courses covering social, physiological and psychological aspects of aging as well as government programs for the elderly, plus 3 elective hours of applied gerontology. For students who have successfully completed the Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services certification program jointly sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, the 3 elective hours will be waived.

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Required Courses

AGER 5710 (3 hours) Health Aspects of Human Aging

AGER 5750 (3 hours) Processes of Aging

AGER 5780 (3 hours) Federal, State and Local Programs in Aging

Elective Courses

Two Applied Gerontology Courses (6 hours)

How to Apply

 

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Completing the graduate application process is an exciting step to your future success. Our online application provides the opportunity for you to get started. The steps below outline helpful information and guidance for the application process. Be sure to check with your intended academic program for information on deadlines and additional materials they may require.

Step 1: Online Application

Graduate programs have varied deadlines. Determine the deadline for your selected Master’s or Doctoral program and submit the online application as early as possible.

The application fee is $75 and is nonrefundable.

Your completed application will be processed by the Toulouse Graduate School and reviewed by the academic program.

For timely application processing, submit your application to the Toulouse Graduate School by the following dates:

October 15 for the following Spring enrollment
June 15 for the following Fall enrollment
April 15 for the following Summer enrollment

For application deadlines, please contact the academic department.

McNair Scholars: UNT will pay the application fee upon receipt of the request for admission application fee waiver form from your McNair director. Find out about more opportunities for McNair Scholars.

Not applying to a master’s or doctoral program? Check out details on other graduate academic opportunities:

Step 2: Request Transcripts

Request official academic credentials from all colleges and universities you have attended.

Official transcripts are required from every college or university you have attended and must arrive by the application deadline. Contact the colleges and universities you have attended about their processes for providing official transcripts.

By U.S. Postal Service:
Toulouse Graduate School
1155 Union Circle #305459
Denton, TX 76203-5017

By UPS/FedEx:
Toulouse Graduate School
1147 Union Circle, ESSC 354
Denton, TX 76203-5459

The transcripts must show you have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (or equivalent). For a higher chance of successful admission, the GPA shown on the transcript should meet the recommendations below:

GPA requirement for UNT consideration:
Graduate applicants to UNT are evaluated holistically, based on specific departmental and program requirements. In the past, successful candidates usually have met certain GPA minima:

  • 3.00 GPA in the undergraduate degree for admission to the Master's program;
  • Or 3.50 GPA in the undergraduate degree for direct admission to Doctoral programs;
  • Or 3.50 GPA in Masters-level studies for admission to Doctoral programs

 

Step 3: Submit Standardized Test Scores

Test requirements are program specific. Some programs may provisionally admit students for one semester prior to submission of standardized test scores. Others have requirements that substitute for test scores. Review the program website for details.

Request that official test score reports (GRE, GMAT, MAT, etc.) from the testing agency be sent to the Toulouse Graduate School. The UNT school code for the GRE is 6481. The UNT school code for the GMAT is 6DP-8M-55. The UNT school code for the MAT is 2255.

Step 4: Submit Additional Documents Required by Your Specific Program

Send any additional program-specific application materials directly to your department (departments may have requirements such as personal statements, letters of reference, auditions or portfolios). Review the list of academic programs and program websites for more information.

International applicants may need to provide additional materials. See more details on the International admissions page.

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Specialist Certificate in Aging

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Graduate Academic Certificate in Specialist in Aging

The graduate academic certificate, specialist in aging, is designed for health and human service professionals who wish to complement their existing knowledge and skills with an understanding of aging and services for the aged. Faculty of two- and four-year colleges and universities and doctoral candidates in other fields may also find the specialist certificate a valuable adjunct to their academic credentials. The 15-semester-hour program includes 12 semester hours of core courses covering social, physiological and psychological aspects of aging as well as government programs for the elderly, plus 3 elective hours of applied gerontology.

Benefits of this Program

  • Online Courses make this degree achievable even while working full time.
  • Add to your existing knowledge and skills.
  • Learn more about government programs for the elderly.

Worried that your busy lifestyle will get in the way of making your career goals a reality?

Our online program is the solution.

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  • Convenient. Earn a Graduate Academic Certificate in less time.
  • Affordable. A 3-hour course costs approximately $1,424.45.
  • Flexible. Log in any time and from any place. Online courses allow you to set your own schedule.
  • Adaptable. Working full time? Online courses allow you to work and go to school - helping you to graduate on time.
  • Respected. Faculty do valuable work in research on an international scale.

How does this program advance my career? This program is a perfect fit for:

  • Health and Human Services Professionals
  • Faculty in other fields who wish to add this valuable adjunct to their academic credentials.
  • Students who have successfully completed the Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services certificate program.

How does it work?

The 15-semester-hour program includes:

  • 12 semester hours of core courses covering social, physiological and psychological aspects of aging as well as government programs for the elderly, plus 3 elective hours of applied gerontology.

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Program Contact


College of Health and Public Service
Chilton Hall, Room 209
410 S. Avenue C
Denton TX, 76213 

Office: (940) 369-7349
E-mail:
Web:

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