Ph.D. in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security Proactive Scholarship on the Forefront of National Safety


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

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.

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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

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.

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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Doctoral Full Time $595/Credit
Doctoral Part Time $650/Credit

Eligible current and former military service members and their spouses may qualify for a special rate of $300/credit hour (learn more).

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees

Military Tuition Discount

We want to help you find the doctoral degree you want – at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers eligible 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 as you work toward your goal of reaching the pinnacle of your profession – for less.