Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice
Major: ADJ_ PHD
Degree Awarded: Ph.D.
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/justice/
The Department of Criminal Justice offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice. The Ph.D. in Criminal Justice is a degree that prepares graduates for careers in academic (e.g., teaching and research) as well as public sector (e.g., research, policy analysis and development, planning, program development and evaluation) organizations.
The program consists of a core curriculum and electives that students may use to develop their particular areas of specialization. The core provides a broad orientation and the electives enable students to develop expertise in a particular field. The curriculum includes 54 credit hours: 21 credit hours of core courses, 21 credit hours of specialization courses which includes a 6 credit hour qualifying project, and 12 credit hours of dissertation research. Students qualify for official candidacy to the Ph.D. by satisfactorily completing all course work in the core curriculum and their qualifying project.
Admission requirements include: completed application form, transcripts of previous undergraduate and graduate study, Graduate Record Examination scores, three letters of recommendation, personal statement, writing sample and curriculum vita or resume. Additionally, applicants must show evidence, on their transcript, of the completion of both graduate-level statistics and research methods courses. Minimum GRE scores of 1000 (old system) or 296 (current system) and a minimum graduate GPA of 3.25 are required. Those applicants whose native language is not English and who do not hold a degree from a university where the language of instruction is English must also submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language, with a minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based test and a minimum of 500 (old system ) or 144 (current system) on the quantitative portion of the GRE.
Both full and part-time study is permitted. Part-time students are required to meet residency requirements consisting of 4 continuous semesters of enrollment and participation in departmental activities offered to meet the need for scholarly integration and academic immersion in the program.
|CJ 745 Advanced Criminal Behavior ||3|
|CJ 748 Seminar: CJ Program Planning and Evaluation||3|
|CJ 749 Advanced Statistical Analysis||3|
|CJ 750 Field Research||3|
|CJ 751 Computer Applications in Criminal Justice||3|
|CJ 752 Advanced Research Methods||3|
|CJ 799 Dissertation||12|
|Electives (To include a 6 hour Criminal Justice qualifying project; electives outside the department must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies)||24|
Minimum total credit hours
Criminal Justice Electives (3 credit hours per course)
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences