About the Online Doctorate in Criminal Justice
Apply your experience to current issues in criminal justice.
Enhance your career with a professional doctorate in criminal justice, an online degree program from California University of Pennsylvania.
The first regionally accredited D.C.J. degree program in the United States, Cal U's unique graduate program addresses the need for top criminal justice practitioners to respond to current issues and policy changes.
Take a leadership role in our changing society.
The Doctor of Criminal Justice program provides these career benefits:
- Strengthens skills in in-depth analysis, policy implementation and evaluation for criminal justice professionals in Pennsylvania and across the United States.
- Deepens understanding of real-world concerns such as federal consent decrees, police use-of-force, wrongful convictions and reducing recidivism.
- Develops leadership and provides a foundation for promotion, consulting or a second career.
- Enables you to finish your doctorate in two years of part-time online study, including a comprehensive exam and doctoral research portfolio. One five-day summer residency is your only on-campus program requirement.