Northeastern University, based in Boston, Massachusetts offers a fully funded PhD in Criminology and Justice Policy. This is a research-oriented and practice-oriented doctoral program. The PhD in Criminology and Justice Policy is student-centered with the goal of preparing students for academic careers as well as careers in research and policy development. Students of this full-time, fully-funded Ph.D. program complete the degree in five years on average. Additionally, Ph.D. students are offered several benefits throughout their studies, including extensive summer research opportunities, one semester off from assistantship responsibilities, and experiential & dissertation fellowships.