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Evaluate criminal justice theories and see how they apply to criminal
Critically analyze democratic principles as they apply to criminal
Learn to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice
organizations using valid and ethical research.
Analyze legal, ethical and diversity accountability in a criminal
Use valid, reliable, and ethical research to make policies and solid
decisions in criminal justice.
Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and
consistent with the expectations for your profession.
Our PhD in Criminal Justice program is designed to remove roadblocks
for you and demystify the dissertation process. This unique approach
centers on supporting you in three ways: through program structure, a
dedicated faculty and support team, and online resources. To help
generate momentum toward graduation, you’ll begin your dissertation
early in the program. Our faculty, support team, and online resources
will help guide you every step of the way.
Learn the latest in theory and practice from a doctoral faculty who
are actively engaged in the criminal justice field.
Learn through our immersive media simulation, Riverbend City, to
develop and practice your skills in a risk-free environment.
Access our engaging, online learning environment anytime, anywhere,
with any device—set your own schedule while meeting deadlines.
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
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Active-duty military service members, their spouses, and veterans
could be eligible for a discount.
We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited
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tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn
The online PhD in Criminal Justice curriculum gives you the critical
and analytical skills to develop strategies and policies for criminal
justice administration. You’ll conduct original research and evaluate
current issues and systems. The program includes dissertation research seminars which allow you to
get an early start on your dissertation.
|Course Number||Course Title|
|CRJ7025||Justice, Security, and Democracy|
|CRJ7035||Criminal Justice Policy and Administration|
|CRJ8015||Assessing Criminal Justice Theory|
|CRJ8025||Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice|
|CRJ8045||Analysis of Crime Data|
Learn the philosophy of punishment and the scope of corrections
programs, such as probation, parole, incarceration, and
Deepen your understanding of crime prevention, treatment programs,
and criminal justice system interventions.
Prepare to teach using your personal teaching philosophy and applying
ethical decision-making, multicultural competence, and more.
Apply research and theory to inform policy and practice to design and
manage resilient systems.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
online criminal justice doctoral degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.