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Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Program Type

Master of Arts (MA)

Program Length

36 Credit Hours


The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and Criminology is designed to prepare graduate students in conducting research and actively participating in the development of knowledge in the areas of criminological theory, crime control, and correctional and police administration. The curriculum is broad enough to satisfy these various interests. Students who are planning careers in law enforcement, corrections or rehabilitation, or who wish for a deeper understanding of crime and the criminal justice system should confer with the Graduate Program Advisor to develop a combination of elective courses which will support their particular career interests.


Application Deadlines

  • February 1 - Fall
  • September 1 - Spring

Enrollment Semester

Fall, Spring

Program Offered

Face-to-Face (Daytime)

Tuition and Cost

Rates per semester

Additional Program Information

Department Website

Catalog Information

Application Requirements

  1. Graduate Admissions Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework
  5. Undergraduate degree in an allied field
  6. Two recommendation letters from undergraduate professors
  7. Personal Essay
  8. Official GRE scores

Academic Advisor

Ms. Doris Pratt
(936) 294-3637

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