UT Dallas Marketable Skills

Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology

The Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology program will deliver high-quality education to a diverse body of graduate students regarding the etiology, control, and variation of law-breaking across space and time and advance the understanding of criminology through a multidisciplinary mix of theoretical and applied research.

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of contemporary criminological theory and the ability to evaluate the related empirical evidence and to formulate proposals for original research and use advanced quantitative statistical techniques in the analysis of crime data.
  • Students will learn to critically analyze empirical evidence regarding crime and criminal justice policies and programs.
  • Students will develop advanced skills in professional communication appropriate to audiences in academia, government, or nongovernmental agencies.