Doctor of Criminal Justice / Policing
Northcentral University

Program Details

Northcentral University’s Doctor of Criminal Justice (DCJ) program can help criminal justice professionals gain the advanced knowledge they need to become leaders in their field. This program was designed to help students develop a pragmatic approach to solving the problems facing the industry today. Upon graduation students will have a deep understanding of criminal justice theory, criminology theory, civil and criminal liability and gain the leadership skills they need to distinguish themselves in the workplace. This program offers specializations in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement and White Collar Crime.  It is ideally suited for those that hold a master’s degree and are currently working in the criminal justice field. Students will enhance their understanding of critical topics in criminal justice and gain the additional skills they need to contribute in leadership roles. This includes the ability to research, budget, organize and manage operations related to public safety.

This Policing specialization in the Doctor of Criminal Justice program offers students the opportunity to explore topics such as effective police tactics and techniques, public policy issues and leadership theories. As a student, you will examine current police issues within today’s multicultural and digital environment along with possible solutions for the issues we face. This specialization is ideally suited for those already working within law enforcement who want to enhance their knowledge and expand their career possibilities.


  • Earned a master's degree from an accredited university
  • Official transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.