Criminal Justice and Legal Studies

School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

Ph.D. in Criminal Justice Policy Studies

The Ph.D. in Criminal Justice Policy Studies degree program is designed to educate students to become competent and productive scholars in creating, studying, and evaluating criminal justice policies. The degree program prepares students for competitive jobs in the industry including careers as college/university professors, researchers for public and private organizations, and policy analysts.



The Ph.D. program is now accepting applications for Fall 2021 admission, with a due date of January 15, 2021. Due date for applications has been extended until March 15, 2021.


Ph.D. Program Requirements

The Ph.D. in Criminal Justice Policy Studies program is a 45-credit degree program. All Ph.D. students must complete a minimum of 45 credits beyond a master’s degree program.

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