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Doctor of Criminal Justice (DCJ)

Why choose a degree in Doctor of Criminal Justice at Saint Leo?

The Doctor of Criminal Justice at Saint Leo University prepares students to make important contributions within the increasingly dynamic and complex criminal justice field. Graduates under this specialization will have the opportunity to pursue advanced and managerial positions within various criminal justice disciplines, to include but not limited to local, county, state and federal criminal justice agencies or public service organizations.

In this program, doctorate students learn the skills necessary to critically assess theoretical concepts, intervention modalities, public policy, and social order issues. They also become fully immersed into the broad range of criminal justice practices that impact law enforcement, corrections, the courts, and gain a greater knowledge of criminal justice by objectively studying the processes and procedures commonly used within the various areas of study.

In total, the Doctor of Criminal Justice is a 60-credit hour program which takes approximately 3.5 years to complete (the last four course sessions relate solely to the dissertation).

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Why choose the Doctorate of Criminal Justice at Saint Leo?

What really sets Saint Leo’s Doctor of Criminal Justice program apart is that this degree is only offered by one other university.

Additionally, when you obtain your Doctor of Criminal Justice at Saint Leo University, you are privy to an advanced criminal justice program which consists of two tracks:  Homeland Security and Education.  This differs from the other existing university which only offers a straight DCJ program, making us pioneers.

Ultimately, Saint Leo University’s DCJ degree not only provides students with a terminal degree and academic credentials, but the education track prepares them to effectively teach these increasingly important subjects.

Flexibility for the working professional

Wherever you are on your journey, Saint Leo will meet you there. Turn any computer into a vibrant interactive classroom – day or night. Set your own weekly study schedule anywhere, anytime. All of our online students receive the same educational degrees as campus-based students, benefiting from faculty who are experienced professionals.

Contact your Graduate Admissions for more information on fitting a Doctor of Criminal Justice degree into your life.


Professional Development

This advanced degree fully prepares graduates for success by enhancing personal development skills including and related to:

  • Advancement within the field of criminal justice
  • Academic knowledge for dealing with complex criminal justice issues
  • Teaching within educational institutions at the graduate level
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