Criminology and Criminal Justice, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Description of coursework: Doctoral students who enter the program with a B.A. or B.S. must complete the master's requirements in addition to the doctoral level requirements. Students who enter with a M.S. or M.A. are required to complete only the doctoral level requirements.
Students whose highest degree is a BA/BS may choose to apply for entry either into the Traditional Masters program or directly into the Ph.D. program. Students admitted directly into the Ph.D. program will complete the requirements of the Traditional Masters program before beginning Ph.D.-level work.
In addition to the general Graduate School requirements, competence in research methodology and in quantitative techniques is expected for the completion of the Ph.D. degree, as well as competence in theory and the criminal justice field. The necessary coursework is determined on the basis of the student's previous preparation, needs and interests.
Advance to Candidacy: In addition to the course requirements, students are required to pass a Qualifying Exam and a clinical assessment before advancing to candidacy.
Post-Candidacy: Students must complete at least 12 credits of 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research and successfully defend and submit a doctoral dissertation.
|CCJS699||Special Criminological Problems (Research Practicum)||3|
|CCJS654||History of Criminological Thought||3|
|CCJS700||Advanced Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice||3|
|CCJS710||Advanced Statistics Methods - Limited Dependent Variables||3|
|CCJS720||Criminal Justice System Planning: Policy Analysis for Crime Control||3|
|Electives, one of which taken outside of department||15|
|Advanced Statistics course||3|
|CCJS899||Doctoral Dissertation Research||12|