Doctor - Business Administration: Criminal Justice

Northcentral University's Doctor of Business Administration program in Criminal Justice can help you prepare for leadership roles within the fields of criminal justice, law enforcement and education. Continue reading to learn more about the Doctor of Business Administration program in Criminal Justice.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Doctor of Business Administration program in Criminal Justice at Northcentral University examines the social, economic and cultural factors that contribute to juvenile delinquency, gangs and gun violence; maritime smuggling activities; and the American Penal System, from minimum security to maximum security facilities. You'll have the opportunity to learn about the ethical challenges and responsibilities faced by law enforcement professionals as you study police tactics, techniques and best practices for evidence collection, forensics, psychological profiling and agency collaboration.

What Are the Prerequisites?

As an applicant to the Doctor of Business Administration program in Criminal Justice, you should already possess a master's degree from an accredited institution. You should also have an educational background and work experience in criminal justice or law enforcement.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Doctor of Business Administration program in Criminal Justice requires a minimum of 54 credits and allows up to 12 additional credits as necessary to complete the dissertation research. The program includes 27 foundational credits, 15 specialization credits, and 12 dissertation credits.

Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration in Criminal Justice

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
BTM 7101 Doctoral Studies in Business
SKS 7001Doctoral Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge Studies - Eval Track Students
BTM 7300 Scholarly Literature Review
MGT 7019 Ethics in Business
BTM-7104 Statistics I
BTM 7303 Research Methods
BTM 7103 Research Design
BTM 7106
or
BTM-7108
Quantitative Research Design

Qualitative Research Design
BTM 7109 Planning Dissertation Research in Business
CMP 9600B DBA Portfolio
Specialization Courses
CJ 7002 Delinquency and Criminal Justice
CJ 7006 Illegal Maritime Narcotics and Migrant Smuggling
CJ 7009Institutional Corrections
CJ 7010Effective Police Tactics, Techniques, and Methodologies
CJ 7011 Ethics and Criminal Justice
Dissertation Courses
DIS 9901A Components of the Dissertation
DIS 9902A The Dissertation Proposal
DIS 9903A Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
DIS 9904A The Dissertation Manuscript and Defense

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

The Doctor of Business Administration program in Criminal Justice can help you prepare for employment opportunities in criminal justice academia at colleges and universities, or with law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal level. Positions you could pursue as a graduate include:

  • Police Chief
  • Postsecondary Associate Professor
  • Postsecondary Professor