After you answer the first question, the second question is: What must I do to make myself ready to give and achieve at the time, place, and level of my desire? The answer to that question will be multi-faceted. You will consider many factors like kids and family, finances, time commitments, location, and your age. Other factors are more complicated and harder to decipher. They relate to your readiness to challenge yourself to gain new knowledge, develop your mind, add depth and breadth to your reasoning, be energized by exposure to different points of view, and believe in your own success.
Build Your Career Through the Judicial Administration Certificate Program
The National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks (NCBC) and Michigan State University (MSU) already believe in you and both organizations are investing in your future. The only thing you need to do is say “yes” to the opportunity, and through saying “yes” to the opportunity you are saying “yes” to yourself and your future.
Three educational choices are available to you and all provide opportunities for learning:
NONCREDIT CERTIFICATE IN JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION. To obtain the noncredit certificate, students must complete 60 contact hours and a capstone experience project. Required core courses are Caseflow Management; Information Technology Management; Human Resources Management; Leadership; Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts; Resources, Budget and Finance. Students must complete 40 contact hours with at least 6 contact hours in each core course. Required elective courses are Court and Community Communication; Education, Training, and Development; Essential Components of the Courts; and Visioning and Strategic Planning. Students must complete 20 contact hours in at least 3 of the elective courses. Students will be able to complete the noncredit certificate through courses offered by participating local, state, national, and federal organizations or online.
Current Cost of Noncredit Certificate:
• $20.00 nonrefundable application fee
• $720.00 for the required 60 contact hours ($12.00 per contact hour)
• $60.00 for the capstone experience
Additional Information: http://cj.msu.edu/programs/judicial-administration-program/judicial-administration-non-credit-certificate/
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION. To obtain the graduate certificate, students must complete 12 graduate credit hours in the following 4 courses: CJ 864 Elements of Essential Court Operations; CJ 829 Trends: National and Global Trends in Court Planning; CJ 812 Preparing to Lead: Analyzing and Developing Organization and Personal Leadership; and CJ 860 Historical Foundations/Contemporary Frameworks of Judicial Administration.
Prerequisites: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Current Cost of Graduate Certificate:
• $20.00 nonrefundable application fee
• In-state tuition is $8,061.00 for twelve graduate credits ($2,015.25 per three credit course for lifelong education in-state students)
• Out-of-state tuition is $10,329.00 for twelve graduate credits ($2,582.25 per three credit course for lifelong education out-of-state students)
Additional Information: http://cj.msu.edu/programs/judicial-administration-program/judicial-admcertificate-in-judicial-administration/
MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION. To obtain the master of science degree, students must complete 30 graduate credit hours in the following areas: 15 credit hours in core foundation courses; 6 credit hours in core research methods courses; 6 credit hours of approved elective courses; and 3 three credit hours for policy paper research.
Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree and GRE scores. The GRE exam is waived for candidates with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher from an accredited and recognized college or university, and for applicants with a completed graduate degree.
Current Cost of Master of Science Degree in Judicial Administration:
• $20.00 nonrefundable application fee for the Judicial Administration Program
• $50.00 nonrefundable application fee for the Graduate School @ Michigan State University
• $20,640.00 for thirty (30) graduate credits ($2,064.00 per three credit course)
Additional Information: http://cj.msu.edu/programs/judicial-administration-program/judicialadminmasters/