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The University of Texas at Dallas Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology
The University of Texas at Dallas

Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology

Richardson, USA

4 Years


Full time

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Aug 2024

USD 18,276 / per semester


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The Ph.D. in Criminology degree program is an interdisciplinary, research-oriented degree offered in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at UT Dallas. The objective of the Ph.D. program is to provide students a coherent, yet intellectually challenging degree that adequately prepares them to conduct research among the many aspects of criminology and criminal justice, varying with individual interests and areas of speciality. Graduates of the Ph.D. program will be qualified to teach at the university level as professors. Graduates will also be competent to enter into analytic and administrative posts within the vast array of research and policy institutions, criminal justice organizations, and in the private sector.


The mission of the Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology at The University of Texas at Dallas is threefold in nature, in order to:

  1. Deliver high-quality education to a diverse body of graduate students regarding the aetiology, control, and variation of lawbreaking across space and time.
  2. Serve local, regional, and national communities through professional development programs, public policy analyses, evaluation research, program and policy design, and a forum for new approaches to the study of crime.
  3. Advance the understanding of criminology through a multidisciplinary mix of theoretical and applied research.



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