Doctor of Criminal Justice (DCJ) and Criminal Justice and Criminology, PhD

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Doctor of Criminal Justice (DCJ) and Criminal Justice and Criminology, PhD

Doctor of Criminal Justice (DCJ) and Criminal Justice and Criminology, PhD

Program Overview

Doctor of Criminal Justice (DCJ)

Keiser University’s online Doctor of Criminal Justice (DCJ) is a professional doctorate program geared towards experienced professionals working in the criminal justice system. The DCJ degree culminates in an Applied Doctoral Project. No dissertation is required.

Candidates best suited for this program are current criminal justice practitioners or military personnel with experience in the areas of law enforcement, probation, corrections, parole, security, juvenile justice, government, or investigations who want to demonstrate academic and leadership preparedness in the pursuit of career advancement opportunities. Graduates of the online DCJ program will be prepared to contribute to the criminal justice discipline in the academic and applied components of the discipline.

Students are required to attend one on-campus residency.

Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Keiser University’s online Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice and Criminology is a research doctorate program culminating with a dissertation.

The online doctoral program in Criminal Justice and Criminology is flexible and inclusive, accepting students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in criminal justice and related fields from regionally accredited colleges or universities. Students enrolling in the Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and Criminology program with an undergraduate degree will pursue coursework that enables them to obtain their Master of Arts in Criminal Justice while progressing through this program.

Students are required to attend two on-campus residencies.

Doctor of Criminal Justice (DCJ) and Criminal Justice and Criminology, PhD

Program Objectives

Keiser University’s online Doctor of Criminal Justice (DCJ) program is designed to produce students of crime and justice who possess a thorough understanding of criminal justice issues and the intellectual and methodological skills necessary for the continuing process of discovery and understanding of crime- and justice-related issues. Students will acquire the integrative and analytical thinking and problem-solving skills required to lead and manage criminal justice organizations effectively.

Keiser University’s online Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice and Criminology prepares students to rigorously analyze and apply data with regard to specific demographics and broader trends and conduct research and analyses focused on developing new solutions and actionable strategies aimed at improving the criminal justice system and its application. Additionally, students will be able to implement policies and programs founded on a deep understanding of the ethics and principles underlying existing systems and emerging needs and effectively demonstrate advanced communication and negotiation skills to serve diverse groups and populations.

Doctor of Criminal Justice (DCJ) and Criminal Justice and Criminology, PhD

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the online Doctor of Criminal Justice program will be prepared to assume advanced leadership positions in the criminal justice system and government.

Graduates of the online Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice and Criminology program will be prepared to assume advanced leadership positions in the criminal justice system and government and roles in research and academia.

Doctor of Criminal Justice (DCJ) and Criminal Justice and Criminology, PhD

Locations

This program is offered at the following locations:

Online
Degree Levels Available: Doctor of Criminal Justice, and Doctor of Philosophy
*Programs and delivery format vary by location.
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