Doctor of Criminal Justice / General
Liberty University

Program Details

If you work in law enforcement and you would like to earn a career-enhancing credential, Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Criminal Justice – General offers you the opportunity to earn a respected terminal degree that is taught by experienced law enforcement experts. This degree program’s format offers students both rigorous criminal justice instruction and flexibility, making it an excellent choice for working professionals who are looking to advance their careers. This degree program’s practical emphasis differs from Liberty’s Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, which has more of a theoretical emphasis. This degree program is designed for senior law enforcement officials and criminal justice practitioners who need a doctoral degree for career-enhancement purposes. This degree program is directly applicable to the field of law enforcement and related fields, such as public policy. By partnering with Liberty for your Doctor of Criminal Justice – General, you can prepare for several careers. This degree program can help you reach your goal of becoming a sheriff, prison warden, public policy advisor, crime scene investigation unit manager, or professor.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Liberty University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)