Juris Doctor and Doctorate in Criminology and Justice Policy

(Combined JD-PhD)

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice has partnered with the School of Law to develop the JD-PhD in Criminology and Justice Policy program. The joint JD-PhD Program will expand the knowledge base of and career options of students. The disciplines of criminology and justice policy and law share common interests in identifying opportunities to create conditions for justice, equality, and societal well-being.

The joint degree will provide students with a comprehensive interdisciplinary understanding of what influences criminal justice problems and the socio-political, legal, and economic context in which they are found. Solving problems requires interdisciplinary knowledge and an analytical and practical skillset that includes inter-professional problem-solving.