General Program—Track II Specialization - PhD in Criminal Justice

General Program—Track II

Today’s rapidly changing criminal justice system demands new skills and specialized knowledge. In the General Program, you will cover a range of topics from cybercrime to homeland security. Explore current crisis management practices in addition to theories on the root causes of crime. You will also analyze how historical events—including recent national security issues—have impacted and altered the criminal justice system.

Track II is a program of study for students who have a master’s degree in a discipline unrelated to the criminal justice field. If you have a master's degree in criminal justice or a related field, see Track I.

Completion Requirements

  • 77 total quarter credits
    • Introductory courses (6 cr.)
    • Core courses (51 cr.)
    • Dissertation (20 cr.)
  •  Four PhD residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days 

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

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