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Doctor of Criminal Justice - Homeland Security

Aspiring criminal justice leaders who are looking for an advanced program that covers homeland security practices and decision-making processes may be interested in Saint Leo University's Doctor of Criminal Justice with a specialization in Homeland Security. Read on for more information about this online DCJ program.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Criminal Justice with a specialization in Homeland Security

School Offering Program:

Saint Leo University

Degree Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

Candidates of Saint Leo University's Doctor of Criminal Justice with a specialization in Homeland Security program should be interested in preparing for an advanced criminal justice career related to homeland security and disaster management. All applicants to Saint Leo University doctoral programs must have a master's degree or higher with at least a 3.25 grade point average; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Doctor of Criminal Justice with a specialization in Homeland Security program at Saint Leo University is designed to place an emphasis on leadership theories and models in criminal justice. Program participants could be able to strengthen their knowledge in the areas of public policy and design. Other program topics include policing trends and issues associated with the criminal justice system. While working towards the degree, students could conduct quantitative criminal justice and dissertation research and explore the role that correctional institutions have played in the rehabilitation of offenders.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

60 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Saint Leo University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Criminal Justice with a specialization in Homeland Security:

The curriculum of the Doctor of Criminal Justice with a specialization in Homeland Security program at Saint Leo University is comprised of major and concentration courses. To fulfill the 60-credit graduation requirement, students must complete 51 core DCJ credits and 9 concentration credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Saint Leo University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements (51 credits)

  • Transformational Leadership
  • Critical Issues in Criminal Justice
  • International Perspectives in Criminal Justice
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Criminology Theories
  • Managing Human Resources in Criminal Justice
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Societal Trends in Policing
  • Data Analytics
  • Correctional Philosophy and Administration
  • Global Extremism and Mass Movements
  • Law, Policy, and Social Order
  • Directed Research

Homeland Security Concentration Requirements (9 credits)

  • Systems Approach to Homeland Security
  • Terrorism, Domestic Radicalization
  • Organizational and Community Resilience

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Saint Leo University's Doctor of Criminal Justice program with a specialization in Homeland Security could be prepared to seek out teaching and research positions as well as career opportunities in the private sector or criminal justice agencies. Public safety, social services, and criminal law are a few areas in which they might pursue positions. Following are some career possibilities:

  • Academic researcher
  • Criminal justice consultant
  • Criminal justice instructor