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Explore our PhD in Criminal Justice Law and Public Policy specialization

Through this specialization, students explore how past and present legal decisions influence the creation of public policy. In their coursework, students cover foundational legal concepts, landmark cases, and current trends in law and policy. Students also have the opportunity to examine the legal knowledge that is made available to public policy practitioners.

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Fast-Track Option

Walden offers a Fast-Track Option. Students can complete their doctorate in less time by taking advantage of this path. With the Fast-Track Option, students take additional courses and begin their dissertation early to expedite their path through the program.

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TRACK I: Choose this track if you have a master's degree in criminal justice or a related field.

TRACK II: Choose this track if you have a master's degree in a discipline other than criminal justice.

FINANCIAL AID

Many Walden degree-seeking students—67%—receive some form of financial aid.* Create a customized plan that makes sense for you.

*Source: Walden University’s Office of Financial Aid. Data reports as of 2018.

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Admission Requirements

Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.

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