I tried to post this once and it returned an error... I apologize if this ends up being a duplicate thread... I've been looking and doing some of my own research but it never hurts to have some outside opinions... My background: I'm a nearly twenty year police veteran officer in Georgia. I hold Georgia's advanced law enforcement certification, senior instructor, firearms instructor and field training officer certification. I have a bachelor's degree in sociology and a master's degree in public affairs. Both degrees are from state flagship universities. The bachelor's degree was completed in a traditional setting and the master's degree was completed online. I am now looking to start a doctoral program. My ultimate goal is to use it to teach at a college level, become a police chief or the director of a police academy. If I teach at a college level, I'd be interested in teaching in a political science, public administration or criminal justice program. In any of the above, I'd obviously take an interest in anything geared toward criminal justice/criminal justice administration. I've looked at the PhD in Leadership from University of the Cumberlands and Valdosta State's DPA program. I don't feel like either of them are an exact fit for what I'm looking for. I'm hoping you guys can help point me in a good direction. Some of the things I'm looking for: 1. Reputation is important. Regional accreditation is not negotiable. While I don't doubt they are legitimate programs, schools like Walden are not what I'm really looking for. 2. I don't want a straight CJ degree. I want something that incorporates CJ in the program but I'm generally against a strict CJ degree. 3. Affordable. I can't pay $75k for a degree. I'd prefer to keep it under 50k. Cheaper is even better. 4. Primarily online but I'm not opposed to something that has some residencies. 5. Realistic workload for an adult working full-time and juggling family commitments. I look forward to hearing your suggestions.