Nova Southeastern University

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Criminal Justice, Ph.D.


3301 College Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Criminal Justice, Ph.D.

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Ph.D. in Criminal Justice trains individuals through an interdisciplinary focus in an online environment. The program prepares students through the core curriculum and allows for specialty training through various tracks. The Ph.D. in Criminal Justice opens opportunity in areas of research, academia, and management to those who are ready to advance as well as to individuals considering a career change.

The program facilitates choice for students and fosters the development of specialized expertise. The Ph.D. in Criminal Justice requires successful completion of sixty credit hours that includes core courses, specialty track courses and dissertation.

Individuals with a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice can lead to a career in administration (social policy), academia, research, and upper-level jobs as criminal investigators, correctional authorities, consultants or criminologists. As a social science, criminal justice researchers identify patterns of criminal behavior in an attempt to analyze the ability of society to control crime and delinquency. Researchers typically use an interdisciplinary approach to study crime in attempt to determine the cause and prevention of crime. A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice prepares one to examine, analyze and propose solutions to crime and problems in the Criminal Justice system.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, Telephone number: 404-679-4501).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 60

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: NSU's Office of Student Financial Aid administers federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid programs. For assistance with financial aid, students should contact the Financial Aid Office. NSU FAFSA Code: 001509.

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 0-999

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