Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice / Law & Public Policy
Walden University

Program Details

Gain a better understanding of legal issues in the workplace with the Law and Public Policy concentration of Walden University’s PhD in Criminal Justice degree program. The program includes components of foundation, core, specialization, and research courses, along with a doctoral dissertation and PhD residencies.

This online Law degree explores the connections between law and public policy. Students will examine key legal theories, revolutionary cases, and current legal trends. Two tracks are available to students: one for students who have a master’s degree in Criminal Justice or a related field; and one for students entering the program from a different master’s field.

Students can expect to explore topics such as:

  • Fundamentals of law and public policy
  • Legal research for public policy
  • Contemporary cases and issues in the courts

% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • This program requires four face-to-face residencies. 

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island