July 6, 2020
New Doctoral Degrees for Professionals in Education and Criminal Justice


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New Doctoral Degrees for Professionals in Education and Criminal Justice

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The Doctor of Education is specialized in school leadership and will help current or aspiring administrators who already hold master’s degrees qualify for higher-level roles, such as school or district superintendent or instructional leader. The credential also qualifies graduates to become a professor in higher education. The dissertations that degree candidates produce will be based on challenges or issues within their current work spheres.

The Doctor of Criminal Justice offers two tracks to consider. Students who study DCJ: homeland security can expect to acquire and hone the skills necessary to become a top leader within criminal justice organizations and private-sector firms. Degree candidates can opt for the DCJ: eduction in preparation for careers in college teaching or training.

Both offer a low-residency, blended format. A limited amount of classroom time is required during the residencies so that students will make meaningful face-to-face connections with faculty and fellow classmates, and then complete the majority of coursework online. This provides students the opportunity to earn this advanced degree while still tending to home and work obligations.

Dr. Susan Kinsella, dean of the School of Education and Social Services, is seeing a high demand for the doctoral programs: “Saint Leo already possesses a strong reputation among Florida school districts for creating highly qualified classroom teachers, assistant principals, and principals.”

“Similarly, we have a strong track record of producing graduates who have been promoted to leadership positions at local law enforcement agencies in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia, where Saint Leo operates education centers for adult learners,” Dr. Kinsella said. “Our alumni and their organizations have justified confidence in our faculty and courses. Now we can offer these graduates and their organizations higher-level degree programs that will make administrators more expert in their fields, which are demanding ones. Saint Leo is happy to play a role in improving society in this way.”

If you would like to learn more about Saint Leo’s advance degree programs, call and connect with your personal admissions advisor today 800.707.8846


Saint Leo Offers 2 New Doctoral Programs

The Doctor of Criminal Justice* and the Doctor of Education – School Leadership*
start this fall in addition to the continuing Doctor of Business Administration –
Management as part of the university’s commitment to advanced education.

* pending SACSCOC approval


This Fall

Take the next step to start making a difference in your field with a doctoral degree.
Saint Leo Doctoral Programs Offer:

• Practitioner-oriented education
• Accomplished faculty
• Peer interaction during the programs’ low-residency, on-ground sessions
• Convenient, online courses that fulfill the majority of program course requirements

Focused on the needs and career goals of practitioners, our doctoral programs equip
professionals to rise to higher levels of leadership and to make valued contributions within the fields of criminal justice and education.

Saint Leo also offers more than 30 other graduate degree programs in competitive fields, many with career specific concentrations.

• Accounting
• Business
• Cybersecurity
• Instructional Design
• Creative Writing
• Criminal Justice
• Emergency Disaster Management
• Human Services Administration
• Education
• Psychology
• Social Work
• Theology

Learn more today
800.707.8846 | SaintLeo.edu

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