The Doctor of Philosophy degree in criminal justice focuses on criminal justice and criminology and theory-based knowledge of crime, criminal justice organizations and processes and the law. During the course of doctoral study, students are expected to develop the depth, breadth and consistency of their training in research methods and their applications of analytical capabilities to administrative and policy issues.
In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Social Science, students must meet the requirements specified below.
To be eligible for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy program in Criminal Justice, an applicant must have:
Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Criminal Justice
Students who are enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy degree program in Criminal Justice must complete a minimum of 60 credits.
Normally students complete the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in four years.