The turbulent times we live in have necessitated a nationwide focus on criminal justice, emergency management, and public safety. Whether you aspire to lead in the workplace or the classroom, Walden’s PhD in Criminal Justice can prepare you with the skills and knowledge needed to advance in your profession.

According to the employment website Indeed, the number of job postings related to the PhD in Criminal Justice has increased 200% over the past five years.*

With a General Program and six specializations to choose from, Walden’s PhD in Criminal Justice can help prepare you for a variety of positions, including:

  • Professor/instructor
  • Government contractor
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Research consultant
  • Consultant to law enforcement agency
  • City administrator
  • Police captain
  • Bureau chief
  • Corrections facility director
  • Warden
  • Police chief
  • Private investigator
  • Probation or parole officer
  • Corrections specialist, supervisor, or officer
  • Criminal investigator
  • Sheriff, deputy, or patrol officer
  • Director of homeland security
  • Director of emergency management
  • Senior criminal justice associate

*Indeed.com, “Criminal Justice PhD Job Trends,” on the Internet at http://www.indeed.com/jobtrends?q=Criminal+Justice+PhD&l=&relative=1  (viewed online December 16, 2013).

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Testimonials

Don Reed

Donald J. Reed

PhD in Public Policy and Administration Graduate
Walden was a natural choice for me due to its method of instruction; it is conducive to professionals looking to earn an advanced degree.
In the hour I spent talking with Walden’s admissions advisor, I completely changed my career ambition. To this day, I am still on that path.
Walden University is an opportunity for those of us who began pursuing higher education later in life.
Michael Schenck PhD in Public Policy and Administration Graduate
Michael Schenck
Seth Barnett MPA Graduate
Seth Barnett
Thomas Schillinger PhD in Public Policy and Administration Graduate
Thomas Schillinger
Note: Time to completion and cost are not estimates of individual experience and will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increases; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.
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