A research-oriented and practice-oriented doctoral program.
The doctoral program in Criminology and Justice Policy is student-centered, with the goal of preparing students for academic careers as well as careers in research and policy development. Students of this full-time, fully-funded Ph.D. program complete the degree in five years on average. Through our curriculum, students learn the process of research from the ground-up. Our courses teach students to construct viable research questions through qualitative and quantitative analysis, write scholarly research articles, and create technical reports appropriate for policy consumption.
Additionally, Ph.D. students are offered several benefits throughout their studies, including:
Possibilities for generous, full-year funding packages
Extensive summer research opportunities for students
Flex fellowship: one semester off from graduate assistantship responsibilities
Experiential and dissertation completion fellowships
Doctoral students secure prestigious positions after graduation, including tenure-track professorships at Tier 1 research universities, post-doctoral fellowships, and research-and-policy-relevant agency employment.
Florida State University, Assistant Professor
University of Rhode Island, Assistant Professor
Booz Allen Hamilton, Senior Research Associate
NYPD Office of the Inspector General
Council of State Governments Justice Center, Senior Policy Analyst