Law and Public Policy—Track I Specialization - PhD in Criminal Justice

Law and Public Policy—Track I

Whether you want a deeper understanding of the law or are encountering public policy questions in the workplace, this specialization can prepare you with vital foundational knowledge. Examine key legal concepts, landmark cases, and current trends as you explore the link between law and public policy. You will also gain access to important legal knowledge that is available to public policy practitioners.

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

Completion Requirements

  • 77 total quarter credits
    • Introductory courses (6 cr.)
    • Core courses (36 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 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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Core and Specialization Courses


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