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Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice

Program Details

Nova Southeastern University offers a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice degree program. The Ph.D. in Criminal Justice provides students and professionals with the training of essential concepts within the law enforcement field. Individuals will learn the advanced curriculum through an interdisciplinary focus of a broad range of courses.


  • All applicants must hold a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher in last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework or a master's degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Submit three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities you attended
  • Provide a personal statement of 300 words
  • Copy of completed master's thesis or equivalent capstone deliverable
  • GRE scores
  • Sample of published work from a refereed publication within the criminal justice or related discipline
  • Successful completion of J.D. or doctorate in related field
  • Submit a copy of current curriculum vitae
  • Interview

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges