Overview

The Postgraduate Degree Specialization Certificate in Corrections (PGDSCC) is a new one-of-a-kind program, targeted to senior professionals working in the field of corrections. Through a combination of theory and applied work, carried out in the context of ongoing employment and supported by one-on-one supervision and mentoring, this field-based program helps to build both individual and organizational capacity for applying evidence-based practice in the areas of offender assessment, management and treatment.  By equipping participants with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to support the development and implementation of effective corrections programming and practices and to provide active organizational leadership in corrections research and evaluation, it provides a strong foundation for both enhancing correctional effectiveness and advancing community safety.

The program is comprised of 7 courses completed over a 2-year period, concurrent with full-time employment.  Full employer support and involvement is required to ensure the goals of the program are achieved.

Please contact the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and Justice Studies at forensic.centre@usask.ca  or (306) 966-2687 for more information.