Ph.D. in Judicial Studies

Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

Learn more about how to afford a graduate degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Contact information

Program Director: Shawn Marsh
Phone: (775) 682-7987

How do I apply?

Fall Application Deadline: July 1. Learn how to apply to the University of Nevada, Reno.

What will I learn with a doctoral degree in judicial studies?

This Judicial Studies Ph.D. is a challenging, stimulating academic degree program that:

  • Delivers a structured, interdisciplinary academic curriculum applicable to the student's judicial needs
  • Encourages students to take an active role in teaching, planning and administering judicial education
  • Provides experience (by virtue of the judicial studies thesis and dissertation requirements) for conducting and publishing research of interest and applicability to the judicial system

Trial judges and juvenile and family court judges can integrate technical studies of the judiciary with academic studies in an effort to provide an intellectual assessment of the American judicial system. Toward this end, the National Judicial College and National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges provide a series of courses treating technical subject matter, while the University provides specially designed courses that treat judicially related issues from a liberal arts perspective.

Application process

Judicial Studies Graduate Handbook

Read through the judicial studies doctoral degree handbook to find out if this advanced degree program is right for you.

Read the Graduate Handbook
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