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

Public Management and Leadership - PhD in Criminal Justice


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Faced with mounting performance demands and new financial challenges, managers in today’s public and nonprofit institutions must be able to increase efficiency and effectiveness across their organizations. In this specialization, students will develop strategies for sparking transformative change in a public organization of their choosing. They can gain leadership and interpersonal skills that can help them be competent leaders, shape public policy, and inspire and motivate their employees.

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 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 8400 - Strategic Context of Management and Leadership  

5 cr.

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦  

5 cr.

4

CRJS 8391 - Transformative Change in a Shared Power World  

5 cr.

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  

5 cr.

5

CRJS 8392 - The Language of Leadership  

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 (15 cr.)
  • Completion of the 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 8400 - Strategic Context of Management and Leadership  

5 cr.

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦  

5 cr.

 4

CRJS 8391 - Transformative Change in a Shared Power World  

5 cr.

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  

5 cr.

 5

CRJS 8392 - The Language of Leadership  

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.