PhD Program

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Mason's doctoral program in criminology, law and society is ranked among the Top 10 criminology programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The program produces scholars who receive faculty positions at highly regarded institutions and leaders in policy and applied settings.

Students enrolled in the PhD program pursue a rigorous course of study that prepares them to conduct high quality scientific research in the criminal justice field. They learn cutting-edge social science methods and data analysis skills from internationally-renowned faculty, and collaborate on projects that advance knowledge in the social sciences and make a difference in the development and evaluation of justice policies and practices.