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2017-2018 Catalog (March 2018) 
    
2017-2018 Catalog (March 2018)

Law and Public Policy - PhD in Criminal Justice


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Through this specialization, students explore how past and present legal decisions influence the creation of public policy. In their coursework, students cover foundational legal concepts, landmark cases, and current trends in law and policy. Students also have the opportunity to examine the legal knowledge that is made available to public policy practitioners.

Track I


Degree Requirements


  • 83 credits
  • Introductory Courses (8 cr.)
  • Core Courses (40 cr.)
  • Electives/Specializations (15 cr.)
  • Dissertation (20 cr.)
  • Four PhD residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days

Curriculum


Dissertation (20 cr.)


  • CRJS 9000 - Dissertation *To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook. In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation course until they complete an approved dissertation, which usually requires more than the minimum terms in the dissertation course shell.

Track II


Degree Requirements


  • 98 credits
  • Introductory Courses (8 cr.)
  • Core Courses (55 cr.)
  • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
  • Dissertation (20 cr.)
  • Four PhD residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days

Curriculum


Dissertation (20 cr.)


  • CRJS 9000 - Dissertation *To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook. In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation course until they complete an approved dissertation, which usually requires more than the minimum terms in the dissertation course shell.