Online Teaching in Higher Education—Track II Specialization - PhD in Criminal Justice

Online Teaching in Higher Education—Track II

Inspire future criminal justice professionals by sharing your expert knowledge in an online education setting. Focusing on adult learning theory and practical instruction strategies, the Online Teaching in Higher Education specialization helps prepare you to work in both academic and vocational environments. You will explore today’s cutting-edge online education technologies, teaching and learning theory, the foundations of instructional design and delivery, and the unique characteristics of adult learners.

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.

Introductory Courses

Core Courses and Electives

Specialization Courses




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