Criminal Justice


School of Criminal Justice

Our Doctoral Degree in Criminal Justice Program is designed to develop your ability as a social scientist to consume, transmit, and independently produce research knowledge on crime and criminal justice to prepare you for a career in academia and/or in agency-based research.  You will receive intensive training in consuming, producing, and transmitting scientific knowledge on crime and criminal justice.  This training occurs both in the classroom and through teaching and research opportunities that offers you the chance to apply the skills that you have developed.  You will also have the opportunity to attend professional conferences and obtain funding to pursue your specific interests.

School of Criminal Justice is consistently ranked among the top 15 Best Criminal Justice Schools by US News & World Report and College Factual, holds a ranking as one of the top Best Doctoral Programs in the country, and is recognized as #1 in Research Productivity and Recognition by US News & World Report.

Program Objectives

The Criminal Justice Faculty at the University of Cincinnati are very serious about the education of our graduate students.  We are demanding but also supportive; our goal is to motivate you to achieve new intellectual levels and to maximize opportunities for success within and beyond the graduate program. We want you to play an integral role in shaping the future of criminal justice research and education.


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Where We Are

School of Criminal Justice

660 Teachers-Dyer Complex
West Campus
University of Cincinnati

Additional Information

Find out more about the Doctoral Criminal Justice program.