Whether you aspire to be a leader or a teacher in the criminal justice arena, Walden University’s Ph.D. in Criminal Justice online program can prepare you with the skills you need for career advancement.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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.

Specializations
  • Global Leadership
  • Online Teaching in Higher Education-Advanced
  • Justice Administration-Advanced
  • Public Management and Leadership-Advanced
  • Emergency Management-Advanced
  • Homeland Security Policy and Coordination-Advanced
  • Law and Public Policy-Advanced
  • General-Advanced
  • General
  • Online Teaching in Higher Education
  • Public Management and Leadership
  • Emergency Management
  • Homeland Security Policy and Coordination
  • Law and Public Policy

Accreditation

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Walden is proud to have earned specialized accreditations from the following organizations:
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Accreditation Center (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)

Accreditation validates that a university and its programs are of high quality and offer relevant content. Walden University’s accreditation means:

  • The programs and courses are of high quality.
  • Students who qualify have access to federal student aid.
  • Credits earned are easier to transfer than credits earned at non-accredited institutions.

When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned a degree from an accredited university.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Application deadline Any time
  • Start date
    Any time
  • Credits
    92 credits alternative credits
  • Duration full-time 66 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • Educational variant Part-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Part-time variant
    Flexible
  • Structure
    Fully structured
  • Attendance
    No Attendance
  • Teacher support
    Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Project Type Open
  • Educational Form Academic
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Programme Structure

Walden’s flexibility and support put your education within reach. You will benefit from a comprehensive online learning experience that includes:

  • Convenient start dates throughout the year.
  • Orientation that prepares you for success in an online environment.
  • Ability to complete coursework when and where it is convenient for you.
  • Access to courses and materials on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Multimedia resources designed to augment student learning: videos, case studies, simulations, articles, journals, and discussion topics.
  • A global online community of faculty, students, and alumni.

Academic Requirements

Walden University's admission requirements vary by program and degree level. Walden enrollment advisors are available to help you with every step of the online application process, from deciding which program is right for you to applying for financial aid. Enrollment advisors can also explain Walden's transfer of credit policy for past educational experience.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Three years of related professional or academic experience

Technological Requirements

Computer and internet access.
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