I remember when Nova was one of the few schools offering a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. The tuition was about 70k. https://education.nova.edu/degrees/doctoral/criminal-justice/index.html The tuition now seems to be 34.5k https://education.nova.edu/admissions/tuition-fees.html Maybe they want to compete with UNG (approx. 17k tuition only) and Liberty (approx. 34k tuition only). If UNG's program were around when I was in the market for a Ph.D., it would certainly be my first choice, especially with the cost. However, the program has an intelligence focus, which isn't my forte, but I doubt that would matter. The program also has two directed teaching courses allowing students to co-teach a course. https://ung.edu/degrees/graduate/criminal-justice-phd.php I would also consider Nova because they have a 15-credit concentration in juvenile justice (my specialty). Nonetheless, I paid just under 27k at Liberty with my Emergency Response Personnel discount. On another note, I thought Nova had done away with its DPA program. Well, they offer it online (asynchronous - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays). They also note, "Attendance at on-campus end-of-term seminars may also be required periodically during the program." The tuition is $1,500/credit ($90,000). https://www.business.nova.edu/degrees/doctoral/public-administration/index.html CORRECTION: Having read the fine print, Nova's cost is one year. So, yea, they are still expensive as hell.