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Youth Services — Certificate 

EKU’s online youth services certificate prepares students with the essential knowledge and skills for a successful career as juvenile justice professionals, including trends in delinquency, the role of juvenile courts and evidence-based delinquency interventions.


Format: 100% online
Credit Hours: 24 hours
2017-2018 Tuition: $409 per credit hour
Career Options: Correctional officer, corrections administrator, detention officer, probation officer, parole officer, treatment specialist, jailer, bailiff, caseworker or counselor, substance abuse specialist, delinquency prevention specialist, policy analyst, program evaluator

What sets our program apart?
Rooted in evidence-based practices and an interventional approach, EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as the frameworks of the U.S. correctional system, delinquency interventions and offender rehabilitation strategies.

  • 8-week terms
  • Study any time, from anywhere
  • No campus visits required
  • Online tutoring options accessible from anywhere
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees

Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.