2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) 
    
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2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Leadership–PhD in Criminal Justice


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The Global Leadership specialization provides students with insight into effective leadership practices for the international environment, particularly in developing countries. Through their coursework, students explore sustainability frameworks and models, techniques that leaders use to build capacity for community change, and strategies for effective and timely decision making in uncertain conditions. Students also engage in the development of a strategic plan for an international public or nonprofit organization or for a U.S. organization with an international focus.

Track I


Degree Requirements


  • Professional Development Plan and Program of Study
  • Introductory Courses (8 cr.)
  • Core Courses (40 cr.)
  • Electives/Specializations (15 cr.)
  • Completion of the Doctoral Capstone
    • Dissertation
  • Four PhD residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days

Curriculum


Course Sequence


Quarter

Course

Credits

1

CRJS 8002 - Foundations of Doctoral Study 

3 cr.

CRJS 8350 - History and Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice 

5 cr.

2

CRJS 8351 - Policy and Analysis in Criminal Justice Systems 

5 cr.

CRJS 8352 - Leadership: Putting Theory into Practice in Criminal Justice Administration 

5 cr.

3

CRJS 8540 - Management and Leadership in a Global Context 

5 cr.

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ 

5 cr.

4

CRJS 8541 - Sustainable Development for Global Communities 

5 cr.

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ 

5 cr.

5

CRJS 8542 - Transformative Change in a Global Environment

5 cr.

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ 

5 cr.

6

CRJS 8381 - Program Evaluation 

5 cr.

CRJS 8115 - Writing a Quality Prospectus 

5 cr.

7+

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis 

OR

RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis 

OR

RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis

5 cr.

CRJS 9000 - Dissertation*

5 cr. per term for a minimum of four terms; taken continuously until completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

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.

Track II


Degree Requirements


  • Professional Development Plan and Program of Study
  • Introductory Courses (8 cr.)
  • Core courses (55 cr.)
  • Specialization courses (optional) (15 cr.)
  • Completion of Doctoral Capstone
    • Dissertation course
  • Four PhD residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days

Curriculum


Course Sequence


Quarter

Course

Credits

1

CRJS 8002 - Foundations of Doctoral Study 

3 cr.

CRJS 8350 - History and Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice 

5 cr.

2

CRJS 8351 - Policy and Analysis in Criminal Justice Systems 

5 cr.

CRJS 8352 - Leadership: Putting Theory into Practice in Criminal Justice Administration 

5 cr.

3

CRJS 8137 - The Nature of Crime and Criminology  

5 cr.

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦ 

5 cr.

4

CRJS 8215 - Controversies in Criminal Justice 

5 cr.

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ 

5 cr.

5

CRJS 8217 - Technological Solutions and 21st-Century Crime  

5 cr.

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦ 

5 cr.

6

CRJS 8381 - Program Evaluation 

5 cr.

CRJS 8115 - Writing a Quality Prospectus 

5 cr.

7

CRJS 8540 - Management and Leadership in a Global Context 

5 cr.

CRJS 8541 - Sustainable Development for Global Communities 

5 cr.

8

CRJS 8542 - Transformative Change in a Global Environment 

5 cr.

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis 

OR

RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis 

OR

RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis 

5 cr.

9+

CRJS 9000 - Dissertation*

5 cr. per term for a minimum of four terms; taken continuously until completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

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.