Education Designed to Support the Whole You
Enhanced Leadership Skills for Criminal Justice Professionals
National University’s Doctor of Criminal Justice (DCJ) program can help criminal justice professionals gain the advanced knowledge they need to become leaders in their field. This program was designed to help students gain management and leadership skills while developing a pragmatic approach to solving the problems facing the industry today. Upon graduation, students will have a deep understanding of criminal justice theory, as well as research and analysis skills to evaluate criminal justice issues and provide practical solutions.
This program offers specializations in Homeland Security, Policing, and Organizational Leadership and Public Administration. It is ideally suited for those that hold a master’s degree and are currently working in the criminal justice field. Students will enhance their understanding of critical topics in criminal justice and gain the additional skills they need to contribute in leadership roles. This includes the ability to research, budget, organize, and manage operations within criminal justice and community organizations.
Why Choose NU?
National University offers a holistic approach to student support, well-being, and success, called “Whole Human Education.” It means we’ll be with you side-by-side, every step of the way, helping break any barriers you face in achieving your education.
We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable, higher education to adult learners.
Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
We customize education plans that include adaptive instruction, holistic student support, and competency-based credentialing. At NU, you’ll be better positioned to stay on track and accomplish your specific academic goals.
Here are some testimonials from graduates who have experienced success firsthand as a result of earning a degree from National University:
“Earning my associate, bachelor’s, and master’s from NU has increased not only my writing abilities, knowledge, and professional network, but it allowed me to become more competitive for promotions.”
Class of 2018, Military Servicemember
“My education at National has opened up more opportunities that I didn’t have before. It has challenged me to complete assignments while still being employed full time.”
Class of 2019
“I have successfully been hired by a company for my dream position.”
Class of 2019