• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
If you are an experienced law enforcement professional, the Criminal Justice - General program at Liberty University can prepare you for senior leadership roles in criminal justice organizations. 
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Overview

Through the Criminal Justice - General program at Liberty University , you will learn how to assess and improve government and law enforcement organizations and master techniques in instruction.

You’ll be trained by seasoned criminal justice scholars with years of experience. Our professors teach from a Christian worldview, so you can receive biblically-based training that will help you lead effectively and with integrity in your chosen field.

Potential Career Opportunities with a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice

  • Administration/management (federal, state, or local)
  • Administrator (department chair, dean, chancellor)
  • Crime scene investigation unit manager
  • Criminal justice writer
  • Detective/investigator
  • Forensics investigator
  • Police chief

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transnational Organized Crime
  • Advanced Topics in Terrorism and Intelligence
  • Criminal Justice Organizational Conflict
  • Stress Management in Criminal Justice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee
  • Official college transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Funding

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