The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University offers a Ph.D. in Criminology and Justice Policy. This program prepares students for academic careers as well as careers in research and policy development. The program is small and student-centered with the goal of preparing students for academic and policy placements. For full-time students it is expected that students entering the program with a bachelor’s degree will be able to complete the program in five to six years and students entering with a master’s degree will be able to complete the program in four years.


In keeping with Northeastern’s long-standing, practice-oriented approach to education, the PhD in Criminology and Justice Policy includes two practicum that will further prepare students to successfully complete their dissertation research. In addition, each student will choose between a teaching practicum and a policy practicum. Those students interested in pursuing academic careers will participate in a teaching practicum; students who are interested in research or policy careers will participate in a policy practicum that may be located off campus or at one of the School’s research institutes.

Application Requirements:


Applicants must submit the online application and all required admission materials no later than January 10 for fall admission only.

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