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Whether you aspire to be a leader or a teacher in the criminal justice arena, Walden University’s PhD in Criminal Justice online program can prepare you with the skills you need for career advancement. Benefit from the expertise of seasoned, doctoral-level instructors as you explore contemporary criminal justice theory and practice as well as the latest trends and issues facing the field today. In this doctoral program, you can select one of six optional specializations to align your program of study with your professional objectives. Reach a significant milestone in your career as you earn one of the most highly respected degrees in the criminal justice profession and prepare to lead change in the communities and organizations you serve.
The PhD in Criminal Justice features two tracks, depending on your previous education.
This program of study is for students who have a master’s degree in criminal justice or a related field.
This program of study is for students who have a master’s degree in a discipline other than criminal justice.
Receive a 20% tuition reduction if you reside outside the US and start this program today. Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.
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“The moment I realized my academic work would positively impact the community I serve was when a volunteer opportunity became available in the criminal justice system.”
With a General Program and 6 specializations to choose from, Walden’s PhD in Criminal Justice can help prepare you for a variety of positions, including:*
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