Make a Difference in Criminal Justice.

With a flexible online curriculum and several specialty degree tracks, the NSU Ph.D. in Criminal Justice gives you an edge in any area of this dynamic field. You’ll take an interdisciplinary approach to understand the causes of crime, identify patterns of criminal behavior, develop societal solutions to control crime and address problems in the criminal justice system.

Many of our graduates go on to administer social policy, teach the next generation in academia, break new ground in research. Others hold upper-level jobs as criminal investigators, correctional authorities, consultants or criminologists. Explore the underlying social science and the practical application of your skills that will put your career in high gear.

Take the next steps to success. Apply for NSU’s Ph.D. in Criminal Justice.

Quick Facts

Tuition
Tuition for the degree program is $1,170 per credit hour.
Curriculum
NSU’s Ph.D. in Criminal Justice is 60 total credits to complete.
Delivery Options
Coursework for the Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice is conducted entirely online, allowing you to earn your degree without work disruption or long commutes.
Application Deadlines
Applications for admission are accepted online and on a rolling basis for all graduate programs throughout the calendar year.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Criminal Justice

Core Curriculum (33 credits)
Credits
CJI 0700
Theories of Crime (CJI 0700 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 0701
The Police and Society (CJI 0701 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 0702
Criminal Law, Procedure and Individual Rights (CJI 0702 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 0703
Applied Statistics I (CJI 0703 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 0704
Applied Statistics II (CJI 0704 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 0705
Qualitative Methods (CJI 0705 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 0706
Research Methods I (CJI 0706 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 0707
Research Methods II (CJI 0707 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 0708
Program Evaluation I (CJI 0708 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 0709
Program Evaluation II (CJI 0709 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 0710
Data Analysis and Interpretation (CJI 0710 / Credits: 3 )
3
Required Courses (15 Credits)
Credits
CJI 8110
Criminal Justice Organization and Management (CJI 8110 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 8120
Criminal Justice Organizational Planning and Change (CJI 8120 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 8130
Ethical Practices in Criminal Justice Leadership (CJI 8130 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 8140
Current Trends and Issues in Criminal Justice Organizations (CJI 8140 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 8150
Advanced Study: Ideas, Issues and Practices (CJI 8150 / Credits: 3 )
3
Required Courses (15 Credits)
Credits
CJI 8210
Risk Assessment (CJI 8210 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 8220
Gender Violence: Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse (CJI 8220 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 8230
Mental Health Courts and Therapeutic and Restorative Justice (CJI 8230 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 8240
Sexual Offenders (CJI 8240 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 8250
Psychological Issues for Children and Adolescents in the Legal System (CJI 8250 / Credits: 3 )
3
Required Courses (15 Credits)
Credits
CJI 8310
Contemporary Challenges in Juvenile Justice Leadership (CJI 8310 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 8320
Legal and Ethical Issues in Juvenile Justice (CJI 8320 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 8330
Comparative Juvenile Justice Systems (CJI 8330 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 8340
Advanced Juvenile Justice Policy (CJI 8340 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 8350
Advanced Study: Ideas, Issues and Practices (CJI 8350 / Credits: 3 )
3
Required Courses (12 Credits)
Credits
CJI 9000
Dissertation I (CJI 9000 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 9001
Dissertation II (CJI 9001 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 9002
Dissertation III (CJI 9002 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 9003
Dissertation IV (CJI 9003 / Credits: 3 )
3
CJI 9004
Continuing Services (CJI 9004 / Credits: 1 )
1
CJI 9005
Continuing Services (CJI 9005 / Credits: 1 )
1

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