Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice / Public Management & Leadership
Walden University

Program Details

Develop the expertise to lead, educate, and inspire fellow criminal justice professionals with a PhD in Criminal Justice focused in Public Management and Leadership. Graduates will be prepared with skills to boost their organization’s efficiency and effectiveness. 

Students will gain leadership and interpersonal skills required to be a strong manager. They will be able to take on challenges from increasing performance requirements to new financial obligations. Courses explore how to develop strategies to implement change that inspires employees and shapes public policy.

Courses specific to this major concentration include:

  • Strategic context of management and leadership
  • Transformative change in a shared power world
  • The language of leadership


This program requires four face-to-face residencies. 

  • Master's degree
  • College transcripts
  • Employment history

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island