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Program:
Doctorate
College(s):
College of Community Innovation and Education
Department(s):
Criminal Justice

The Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice is a post-master’s program of study and research. The program is composed of a substantive core focused on criminal justice theory and institutions, a research methods core that prepares social scientists in the scientific method and social-science statistics, and a selection of substantive criminal justice specializations (policing, corrections, and juvenile justice).

The program focuses on criminal justice and takes advantage of the city of Orlando and surrounding cities and counties to examine criminal justice issues from multiple angles and levels.

The program is intended to serve many purposes. Chief among them are:

  • Prepare disciplinary stewards capable of advancing scholarship in criminal justice;
  • Prepare a qualified workforce to assume criminal justice instructional responsibilities in postsecondary institutions;
  • Prepare analysts competent to staff federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies; and
  • Improve safety and justice in communities through research partnerships with neighborhood, city, county and state agencies and associations.

Students completing the program will be well prepared to pursue academic positions in universities, research positions in criminal justice agencies, and consultancies in program evaluation and needs assessment.

Tuition and Fees

UCF is ranked as a best-value university by The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s, and one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes.

$369.65 per credit hour

The approximate tuition cost for one year in this program at UCF based on a full time schedule (30 credit hours per year)

UCF is ranked as a best-value university by The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s, and one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes.

$1,194.05 per credit hour

The approximate tuition cost for one year in this program at UCF based on a full time schedule (30 credit hours per year)

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