Homeland Security Policy and Coordination—Track II Specialization - PhD in Criminal Justice

Homeland Security Policy and Coordination—Track II

Now more than ever, America’s security rests in the hands of those with the ability to navigate the intricacies of public policy. Explore how public policy designed to safeguard the nation can be enacted without infringing upon individual rights and freedoms. In this specialization, you will study homeland-security-related trends and issues, such as how national security agencies collaborate to keep the public safe as well as applications of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

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

  • 96 total quarter credits
    • Introductory courses (6 cr.)
    • Core courses (55 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
    • Dissertation (20 cr.)
  •  Four PhD residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days 

The majority of our students take over 2 years to complete their doctoral study or dissertation.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will 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 Courses

Specialization Courses




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