Protect, Defend, and Secure Our Country with Liberty’s Ph.D. in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security
At any given moment, our nation is at risk of attack from a variety of threats — cybercrime and weapons of mass destruction (WMD), as well as chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) materials — and we need well-prepared and ethical leaders in homeland security defending us against enemies foreign and domestic. You can join this elite group of guardians with a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security from Liberty University. You will not only receive advanced training on the multiple threats we face from enemies outside of our country, but you’ll also study how to analyze and neutralize national threats.
With a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security, you will learn how to assess your organization and gather knowledge on a wide range of subjects that will help you become a valuable asset to any criminal justice organization. You will also focus on a particular area of study that will prepare you to lead as an expert in your field. Liberty’s seasoned faculty teaches from a Christian worldview, so you can be confident your classes will be grounded in integrity and taught by men and women who have real-life experience making the tough calls. You’ll learn to influence strategies and policies and train the next generation of national security professionals, all while bringing a new perspective to the field.
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Why Choose Liberty University’s Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security Program?
The demand for a terminal degree in homeland security taught from a uniquely Christian perspective has gone unmet — until now. Liberty University recognizes the need for senior leaders in national security to be equipped with relevant knowledge and skills rooted in biblical foundations and ethics, and so all of the classes within the online Ph.D. in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security are taught by Liberty professors who have years of experience as professionals in their field and are committed to their faith.
They understand the threats facing our nation and how to best counter those who would wish to do harm to America. This program will equip you with the skills you need to lead those who defend our great nation with integrity.
What Will You Learn in the Ph.D. in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security Online Degree?
Your Ph.D. in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security courses will provide you with advanced knowledge and skills in a wide range of topics, including cybersecurity, counterterrorism, counterintelligence strategies, and vulnerability analysis and protection of critical infrastructure. Additionally, you will complete courses that will help prepare you to deal with international crime rings and terrorism.
We have designed our courses to help you manage large organizations, providing you with training on how to help both yourself and those under you deal with the stressors associated with modern policing. Through the integration of criminal justice techniques and a focus on homeland security, you can gain the skills and confidence you need to become an expert in defending the country against terrorism and criminal entities worldwide.
Ph.D. in Criminal Justice Featured Courses
- HLSC 710 – Contemporary Issues in Cyber Security and WMD (CBRNE) Threat Analysis
- HLSC 720 – Critical Infrastructure: Vulnerability Analysis and Protection
- HLSC 730 – Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence Strategies
Highlights of Our Ph.D. in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security Online Program
By earning your Ph.D. in Criminal Justice degree online from an accredited, nonprofit university whose online programs are ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you can be confident your degree will be well respected within your field.
Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in four straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
You will have access to a wide variety of online resources through Liberty University’s library portal throughout your time in the online Ph.D. program.
Finish your Ph.D. in Criminal Justice degree online in as little as 3 years!
- Ph.D. in Criminal Justice – General — This specialization will focus on providing a flexible, customizable approach to criminal justice issues that will give you a thorough grounding in advanced leadership and law enforcement studies.
- Ph.D. in Criminal Justice – Leadership — Combined with the law enforcement training taught in other courses, this specialization focuses on the principles and practices of running large and diverse organizations. You will also gain valuable skills in strategic planning and human resources development.
Potential Career Opportunities through Liberty’s Ph.D. in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security Program
- Lead/ Senior Researcher
- Administrator (Department Chair, Dean, Chancellor)
- Criminal Justice Writer
- Threat Assessment Specialist
- Lead Detective/Investigator
- Cybersecurity Analyst
After completing Liberty University’s online Ph.D. in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security degree, graduates will have an advanced, terminal degree that will help them pursue leadership roles in the homeland security field as well as the opportunity to serve in higher education teaching criminal justice and homeland security subjects. The skills and knowledge gained from the online criminal justice Ph.D. degree may provide opportunities in private or governmental agencies or provide increased pay opportunities.
Ph.D. in Criminal Justice Degree Online Program Information
- 100% Online
- 60 total hours
- Up to six credit hours can be transferred in from an accredited and non-conferred degree.
- Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.
- This program falls under the Helms School of Government.
- Download and review the Degree Completion Plan.
- View related Course Guides in our Helms School of Government (login required).
Admission Requirements for Ph.D. in Criminal Justice
A regionally or nationally accredited master’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.
All applicants must submit the following:
- Admission Application
- Application fee*
- Official college transcripts
- Statement of Purpose
- Proof of English proficiency
*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.