The Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection Program (A-CAPPP) within the School of Criminal Justice at
Michigan State University offers a graduate certificate program in Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection
Criminology. Courses are offered through the School of Criminal Justice, Veterinary Medicine, Human Medicine,
and Packaging for Lifelong Education students, including working professionals not enrolled in a graduate
program, and graduate students enrolled in online graduate degree programs.
These short courses
Requirements Certificate Program Overview provide attendees with
an insight in the
To obtain the certificate, you These courses provide a holistic and all-encompassing overview emerging corporate
must successfully complete:
of the product counterfeit threat. The program includes content management function of
*VM/CJ 840, Anti-Counterfeit focusing on overall criminology theory and international crime. product protection,
Strategy and Product Protection Students who successfully complete the course work will be well brand protection, and the
and positioned to provide strategic anti-counterfeiting and product growing area of anti-
Three (3) of the following three- counterfeit strategy,
credit online courses protection strategies for industry and agencies.
while drawing on a wide
• CJ 801 Crime Causation, range of current
Prevention and Control, Fall experience and expertise.
• CJ 823 Globalization of Crime, While the course work is grounded in core academic principles,
Fall of even years the content is pragmatic and applicable to product protection Custom workshops can
• VM821 Food Protection and
Defense, Fall and Spring managers making day-to-day decisions. Many courses were be offered at your
• VM 813 Special Studies (Section developed at the request of industry and co-developed with workplace tailored to
730), Spring business managers paired with academics (e.g. VM/CJ 840, VM/CJ positions and job
• HM 833 Introduction to responsibilities.
Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting 821, HM 833, and PKG 814)
and Public Health, Fall of odd
• VM 814 Packaging for Food
• CJ 846 Corporate
Environmental Crime and Risk,
Importance of a Certificate John Spink, PhD
Spring of even years
Obtaining the certificate is an excellent way to demonstrate a commitment to Associate Director &
• CJ 890 Independent Study, Assistant Professor, Anti-
please contact Dr. Jeremy advancement and of achieving a recognized level of competence. Students will
Wilson, email@example.com have cutting edge insight and skills on what has been referred to as “the crime Counterfeiting and Product
• Other course selections, please of the 21st century”, enabling better understanding of the complexities of Protection Program, School of
contact Dr. Jeremy Wilson for counterfeiting and how to identify and respond to the risk. This expertise is Criminal Justice, Michigan
approval, firstname.lastname@example.org applicable to industry, agencies, academic teachers and researchers. State University.
*This course is also required for the Product
Protection Certificate offered the by Food
Safety Program and Counterfeit Medicines Chair
Certificate offered by the Public Health
Credits can be applied to a degree program. US Technical Advisory
Group for ISO Technical
Committee 247 Fraud
Complete an application to become a Lifelong student at http://www.reg.msu.edu/ROInfo/EnrReg/LifelongEducation.asp. State of Michigan’s Food
Contact the Criminal Justice Department at 517.353.7133. Someone will direct you to the site where you will list the courses Safety Strategy/Packaging
you intend to take for your certificate. They will also obtain all overrides and assist in enrollment. Subcommittee
Transfer any course credits towards a degree program at MSU or another institution.
International Association of
Please note that this is a category 3 certificate offered through the MSU School of Criminal Justice. It is not listed on a MSU transcript. You
Institutes (IAPRI), working
should list on your resume as follows: “Anti-Counterfeiting Strategy and Product Protection Criminology Certificate, Michigan State
group on Package Security
University”. and Anti-Counterfeiting
Contact Sara Heeg, email@example.com, 517.432.2204.