PhD in Business Administration - Criminal Justice
Students enrolled in Northcentral University's PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Criminal Justice program have an opportunity to study topics such as organized criminal gangs, delinquency and criminal justice, institutional corrections, and other relevant topics. Learn more about Northcentral University's PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Criminal Justice program here.
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PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Criminal Justice
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Applicants to Northcentral University's PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Criminal Justice program should have a master's degree and some educational background in the field. Those applicants who have not taken sufficient criminal justice courses will be required to take classes in the criminal justice field before being formally admitted into the program. Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree.
Students enrolled in Northcentral University's PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Criminal Justice program are required to complete a dissertation. The dissertation topic is developed in consultation with a program advisor. Most of the time spent in enrollment will be dedicated towards the research and writing of the dissertation. However, students are also required to complete six courses in the criminal justice field. Some of these courses may include institutional corrections, illegal maritime activities, ethics and criminal justice, institutional corrections, and effective police tactics.
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Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.
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Required Courses for a PhD in Business Administration with a Specialization in Computer and Information Security:
Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.
PhD in Business Administration Foundation Courses (33 credits)
- BUS 7101: Changing Times: Business Administration in the 21st Century
- BUS 7300: Scholarly Business Communication
- BUS 7110: The Business Environment
- BUS 7120: Business Financial Systems
- BUS 7130: Business Leadership & Strategy
- BUS 7200: Business Statistics
- BUS 7310: Introduction to Business Research Design & Methodology
- Students choose one:
- BUS 7320: Quantitative Business Research Design & Methodology and BUS 7321: Directed Quantitative Research
- BUS 7330: Qualitative Business Research Design & Methodology and BUS 7331: Directed Qualitative Research
- Doctoral Level Elective Course 1
- CMP 9700B: PhD-BA Portfolio
Doctoral Dissertation Courses (12 credits)
- DIS 9901A: Components of the Dissertation
- DIS 9902A: The Dissertation Proposal
- DIS 9903A: Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
- DIS 9904A: The Dissertation Manuscript and Defense
Specialization Courses (15 credit hours)
Select five of the following:
- CJ 7002: Delinquency and Criminal Justice
- CJ 7006: Illegal Maritime Narcotics and Migrant Smuggling
- CJ 7009: Institutional Corrections
- CJ 7010: Effective Police Tactics, Techniques, and Methodologies
- CJ 7011: Ethics and Criminal Justice
Graduates of Northcentral University's PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Criminal Justice program have an opportunity to pursue jobs in the field. Some of these job opportunities may be offered by criminal justice research centers, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. Conversely, graduates have an opportunity to enter into academia as professors and researchers. Some possible job titles for graduates of this degree program could include:
- Criminal justice policy analyst
- Criminal justice researcher
- Law enforcement and homeland security consultant
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