PhD - Criminal Justice
Capella University

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PhD - Criminal Justice

Capella University's online PhD in Criminal Justice program prepares you to initiate positive change in the criminal justice system. This program includes online course work, residencies and research that address issues surrounding criminal behavior, prevention and intervention, the penal system, and community, state, and national public policy strategies.

With your PhD in Criminal Justice from Capella, you'll employ informed social/political strategies in the field of criminal justice. You'll also learn to lead a criminal justice organization through the application of valid, reliable and ethical research.

Common jobs with an online PhD in Criminal Justice include adjunct or part-time faculty, correctional officer, cyber intelligence analyst, sheriff, drug enforcement officer, fire chief, law enforcement officer, polygraph examiner/operator, probation, parole, or correctional administrator or commissioner, security guard, victim specialist or youth services director. Potential workplaces include: corporate security firm, correctional facility or prison, federal government agency, land-based or online college or university, law enforcement organization, municipal court system or state government agency.

AccreditationCapella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),
RequirementsDoctoral students must have a master's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.
Education LevelDoctorate
Cost Per CreditTuition varies by school and degree program. To receive detailed information on Capella's tuition rates, request a free University Guide.