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SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE LEADERSHIP

PHD Doctor of Philosophy in Public Safety Criminal Justice specialization

Overview

Capella University's online PhD in Criminal Justice program prepares you to initiate positive change in the criminal justice system. This program includes online course work, residencies and research that address issues surrounding criminal behavior, prevention and intervention, the penal system, and community, state, and national public policy strategies.

To learn more about this degree program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Degree Outcomes

With your PhD in Criminal Justice from Capella, you'll employ informed social/political strategies in the field of criminal justice. You'll also learn to lead a criminal justice organization through the application of valid, reliable and ethical research. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.

Source

People with Doctoral degrees in Public Service Leadership from Capella earn an average of $19,000more per year than people who only hold a Master's degree.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online PhD in Criminal Justice include adjunct or part-time faculty, correctional officer, cyber intelligence analyst, sheriff, drug enforcement officer, fire chief, law enforcement officer, polygraph examiner/operator, probation, parole, or correctional administrator or commissioner, security guard, victim specialist or youth services director. Potential workplaces include: corporate security firm, correctional facility or prison, federal government agency, land-based or online college or university, law enforcement organization, municipal court system or state government agency.

For a More In-Depth Study

With this area of study, Capella also offers a program concentration — an opportunity to delve deeper into your specific knowledge area. Your program concentration can be included in your transcript to potentially enhance career opportunities.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5943, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.