Criminal Justice (Ph.D.) - Homeland Security

Criminal Justice (Ph.D.) - Homeland Security

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2019 through summer 2020. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
CJUS 700Theories of Crime3
CJUS 701Comparative Criminal Justice Systems3
CJUS 702Advanced Juvenile Justice Policy3
CJUS 703Advanced Corrections Policy3
Research & Evaluation Core Courses
CJUS 740Advanced Research Design3
CJUS 745Quantitative Methods of Research3
CJUS 750Qualitative Methods of Research3
CJUS 801Criminal Justice Program Evaluation3
Advanced Focus Courses
CJUS 810Transnational Organized Crime3
CJUS 820Advanced Topics in Terrorism and Intelligence3
or CJUS 840 Stress Management in Criminal Justice
CJUS 830Criminal Justice Organizational Conflict3
Homeland Security Cognate
HLSC 710Contemporary Issues in Cyber Security and WMD (CBRNE) Threat Analysis3
HLSC 720Critical Infrastructure: Vulnerability Analysis and Protection3
HLSC 730Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence Strategies3
Dissertation Courses 1
CJUS 885Comprehensive Exam and Research Concept3
CJUS 987Dissertation I5
CJUS 988Dissertation II5
CJUS 989Dissertation III 25
CJUS 990Dissertation IV - Dissertation Defense 20
Total Hours60

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A minimum of 45 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include credits from a prior degree earned through Liberty University
  • A maximum of 15 hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree
  • Successful completion of Comprehensive Exam
  • Successful defense of Dissertation
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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