Justice Administration—Track I Specialization - PhD in Criminal Justice

Justice Administration—Track I

Due to the dynamic nature of crime and criminality, the criminal justice system continues to evolve. Today’s criminal justice administrators must possess deep insight into contemporary crime, trends, and emerging solutions. In this specialization, you’ll engage in a holistic, in-depth study of theoretical perspectives on the causations of crime and explore historical events that have impacted and shaped the criminal justice system landscape. The latest modalities in managing crises will also be examined.

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

  • 81 total quarter credits
    • Introductory courses (6 cr.)
    • Core courses (40 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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