PhD in Criminal Justice

Walden University

Program Description

PhD in Criminal Justice

Walden University

Whether you aspire to be a leader or a teacher in the criminal justice arena, Walden University’s PhD in Criminal Justice program can prepare you with the skills you need for career advancement. Benefit from the expertise of seasoned, doctoral-level teaching faculty as you explore contemporary criminal justice theory and practice as well as the latest trends and issues facing the field today. Choose from a range of specializations to align your program of study with your professional objectives. Reach a significant milestone in your career as you earn one of the most highly respected degrees in the criminal justice profession and prepare to lead change in the communities and organizations you serve.

Specializations (in addition to the General Program)

  • Emergency Management
  • Global Leadership
  • Homeland Security Policy and Coordination
  • Justice Administration
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Online Teaching in Higher Education
  • Public Management and Leadership


The turbulent times we live in have necessitated a nationwide focus on criminal justice, emergency management, and public safety. Whether you aspire to lead in the workplace or the classroom, Walden’s Ph.D. in Criminal Justice can prepare you with the skills and knowledge needed to advance in your profession.

According to the employment website Indeed, the number of job postings related to PhD criminal justice have increased 200% over the last five years.

With a General Program and six specializations to choose from, Walden’s Ph.D. in Criminal Justice can help prepare you for a variety of positions, including:

  • Professor/instructor
  • Government contractor
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Research consultant
  • Consultant to law enforcement agency
  • City administrator
  • Police captain
  • Bureau chief
  • Corrections facility director
  • Warden
  • Police chief
  • Private investigator
  • Probation or parole officer
  • Corrections specialist, supervisor, or officer
  • Criminal investigator
  • Sheriff, deputy, or patrol officer
  • Director of homeland security
  • Director of emergency management
  • Senior criminal justice associate
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 18, 2018
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This course is Online
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Sept. 2018
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