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Doctor’s Degree in Criminal Justice & Corrections

132 Yearly Graduations
$67,000 Median Salary
$119,512 Median Debt
A doctor's degree in criminal justice is offered at 35 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 27% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 12.1% of criminal justice graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice Majors

In 2017-2018, 132 earned their doctor's degree in criminal justice. This makes it the 110th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in criminal justice at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 56,431
Associate’s Degree 31,127
Basic Certificate 20,734
Master’s Degree 7,895
Undergraduate Certificate 6,553
Graduate Certificate 575
Doctor’s Degree 132

Earnings of Criminal Justice Majors With Doctor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in criminal justice is $67,000. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $67,000 and the high is $67,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in criminal justice is $119,512. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $119,512 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $119,512.

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The median monthly payment of a criminal justice graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $1,393.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in criminal justice. About 61.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 51
Women 81
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in Criminal Justice

The racial-ethnic distribution of criminal justice doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 13
White 64
International Students 16
Other Races/Ethnicities 21
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Criminal Justice Doctor's Degree Students

There are 35 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in criminal justice. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
13 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for criminal justice majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Roughly 36,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,516 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 13 doctor's degree were handed out to criminal justice majors at Capella University. Of these students, 69% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

12 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY Graduate School and University Center is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in criminal justice. Each year, around 7,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,640 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 12 people received their doctor's degree in criminal justice from The Graduate Center. Of these students, 75% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
9 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida State University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in criminal justice. Each year, around 41,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,684 per year.

The criminal justice program at Florida State University awarded 9 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 78% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women

Nova Southeastern University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in criminal justice. Roughly 20,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,940 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,131 per year.

The criminal justice program at Nova Southeastern University awarded 9 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year.

#5

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
8 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walden University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in criminal justice. Each year, around 49,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,786 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,739 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 8 doctor's degree were handed out to criminal justice majors at Walden University. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

6 Yearly Graduations
17% Women

The 6th most popular school in the country for criminal justice majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Cincinnati - Main Campus. Roughly 37,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,322 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in criminal justice from Cincinnati.

#6

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sam Houston State University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in criminal justice. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,616 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,540 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in criminal justice from SHSU. About 100% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Washington State University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in criminal justice. Roughly 30,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,224 per year.

The criminal justice program at Washington State University awarded 6 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year.

#9

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for criminal justice majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Michigan State University. Roughly 50,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,132 per year.

The criminal justice program at Michigan State University awarded 5 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year.

#9

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for criminal justice majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Temple University. Each year, around 39,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,488 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 5 doctor's degree were handed out to criminal justice majors at Temple. Of these students, 60% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Louisville comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in criminal justice. Each year, around 21,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,460 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,684 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in criminal justice from U of L. Of these students, 25% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for criminal justice majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Illinois at Chicago. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,913 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,612 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in criminal justice from UIC. About 100% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

University of New Haven

West Haven, Connecticut
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

University of New Haven is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in criminal justice. Each year, around 6,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,870 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,470 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 4 doctor's degree were handed out to criminal justice majors at U of New Haven.

#11

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for criminal justice majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Georgia State University. Each year, around 32,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,984 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,020 per year.

The criminal justice program at Georgia State University awarded 4 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 75% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University at Albany

Albany, New York
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

University at Albany comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in criminal justice. Each year, around 17,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,870 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 4 doctor's degree were handed out to criminal justice majors at UAlbany.

#11

Texas Southern University

Houston, Texas
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

The 11th most popular school in the country for criminal justice majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Texas Southern University. Roughly 10,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,942 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,487 per year.

The criminal justice program at Texas Southern University awarded 4 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 75% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Northeastern University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in criminal justice. Each year, around 21,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,027 per year.

The criminal justice program at Northeastern University awarded 4 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year.

#18

American University

Washington, District of Columbia
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for criminal justice majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is American University. Roughly 13,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,744 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 3 doctor's degree were handed out to criminal justice majors at The American University. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

North Dakota State University - Main Campus comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in criminal justice. Roughly 14,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,957 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,484 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 3 people received their doctor's degree in criminal justice from North Dakota State University. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

The 18th most popular school in the country for criminal justice majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Nebraska at Omaha. Roughly 15,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,082 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,053 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 3 doctor's degree were handed out to criminal justice majors at UNOMAHA.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to criminal justice that offer doctor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Homeland Security 13
Other Homeland Security 4
Fire Protection 3

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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