2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Doctor of Criminal Justice

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Program Description

The Doctor of Criminal Justice (D.C.J.) program focuses on professional development and practical approaches to major criminal justice issues. 

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100% online delivery of coursework, with a one-week campus residency)


Course Credits
CRJ 800  Leading Criminal Justice Agencies 3
CRJ 805  Using Theory to Improve CJ Practice 3
CRJ 810  Improving the Administration of Juvenile Justice 3
CRJ 820  21st Century Policing 3
CRJ 830  Corrections: Crisis and Management 3
CRJ 840  Advanced Criminal Law and Procedure for CJ Leaders 3
CRJ 850  Contemporary Forensic Science and Technology for Criminal Justice Leaders 3
CRJ 860  Criminal Justice Training: Needs, Problems, Solutions 3
CRJ 870  Civil Liability for Criminal Justice Professionals 3
CRJ 880  Achieving Justice More Often 3
CRJ 890  Applied Criminal Justice Research Methods for CJ Leaders 3
CRJ 895  Legal Research Methods for Criminal Justice Practitioners 3
CRJ 920  Doctoral Research Portfolio 6
Total 42

Additional Requirements

A comprehensive exam is administered during the winter term preceding the final spring semester. Successful completion classifies students as doctoral candidates.

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