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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
At any given moment, our nation is at risk of attack from a variety of threats as well as chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive materials. We need well-trained and ethical leaders in homeland security defending us against enemies both foreign and domestic. You can join this elite group of guardians with the Criminal Justice - Homeland Security program at Liberty University. 
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Throughout the Criminal Justice - Homeland Security program at Liberty University , you will learn how to assess your organization and gather knowledge on a wide range of subjects that will help you become a valuable asset to any criminal justice organization. You will also focus on a particular area of study that will prepare you to lead as an expert in your field. 

Liberty’s seasoned faculty teach from a Christian worldview, so you can be confident your classes will be grounded in integrity and taught by men and women who have real-life experience making the tough calls. You’ll learn to influence strategies and policies and train the next generation of national security professionals, all while bringing a new perspective to the field.

Potential Career Opportunities for Ph.D. in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security Program Graduates

  • Administrator (department chair, dean, chancellor)
  • Criminal justice writer
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Lead detective/investigator
  • Lead/senior researcher
  • Professor
  • Threat assessment specialist


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
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Cyber Security and WMD (CBRNE) Threat Analysis
  • Critical Infrastructure: Vulnerability Analysis and Protection
  • Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence Strategies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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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