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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 — including cybercrime and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) as well as chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) materials. We need well-trained and ethical leaders in homeland security defending us against enemies, both foreign and domestic. You can prepare to 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 threats we face from enemies outside of our country, but you’ll also study how to analyze and neutralize national threats.

Throughout the Ph.D. in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security degree, you can learn how to assess your organization and gather knowledge on a wide range of subjects that can help you become a valuable asset to any criminal justice organization. You will also focus on practical methods for homeland security that can help prepare you to lead as an expert in your field. Liberty’s seasoned faculty teach 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 can learn to influence strategies and policies and train the next generation of national security professionals, all while bringing a new perspective to the field.

Why Choose Liberty University’s Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security Program?

We want to help meet the demand for a terminal degree in homeland security taught from a uniquely Christian perspective. 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. For this reason, 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 who are committed to their faith.

Our criminal justice professors understand the threats facing our nation and know how to best counter those who wish to do harm to our country. This program can help equip you with the skills you need to lead those who defend our nation with integrity.

Military Tuition Discount

Lead your field with the doctoral degree you want — at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers current and former service members like you or your spouse multiple pathways to earn a doctoral degree for only $300/credit hour. Find out how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity and reach the pinnacle of your profession — for less.

What Will You Learn in the Ph.D. in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security Online Degree?

Your Ph.D. in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security courses can help 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 can 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 your employees 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.

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Highlights of Our Ph.D. in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security Online Program

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 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.

    Potential Career Opportunities for Ph.D. in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security Program Graduates

    • College administrator (department chair, dean, chancellor)
    • Criminal justice writer
    • Cybersecurity analyst
    • Lead detective/investigator
    • Lead/senior researcher
    • Professor
    • Threat assessment specialist

    After completing Liberty University’s online Ph.D. in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security degree, you will have an advanced, terminal degree that can help you pursue leadership roles in the homeland security field and in higher education, teaching criminal justice and homeland security subjects. The skills and knowledge gained from the online criminal justice Ph.D. degree may help open up opportunities in private or governmental agencies or provide increased pay opportunities.

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    Admission Requirements for the 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
    • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

    *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.