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Criminal Justice and Criminology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) Helotes, TX, United States
The Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology is designed to provide students with competency in research, policy planning, evaluation, agency management, and preparation for continued graduate study in criminal justice and criminology. The program assists students to develop and apply research expertise toward the resolution of contemporary practice and policy issues. 

Overview

Our mission is to provide criminal justice and criminology education, research, and service to students, practitioners, policymakers, and the community by creating an intellectually challenging environment that promotes collegiality and instills the highest level of ethical standards in the pursuit of informed policy and practice.The Department of Criminal Justice offers a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods
  •  Quantitative Analysis
  •  The Criminal Justice System
  •  Criminal Justice Policy
  •  Justice Organizations and Administration
  •  Seminar on Topics in Theory of Crime and Justice
  •  Seminar on Topics in Research Methods
  •  Seminar on Topics in Corrections Policy
  •  Gender and Crime
  •  Minorities and Crime
  •  Seminar on Topics in Policing/CP
  •  Study Abroad: International Crime and Justice
  •  Criminological Theory
  •  Capstone Course
  •  Seminar on Topics in Law and Society
  •  Independent Study
  •  Independent Study
  •  Comprehensive Examination
  •  Justice Policy Research Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • satisfy University-wide graduate admission requirements.
  • possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or equivalent training at a foreign institution.
  • have a grade point average of 3.0 or better in the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate work as well as all previous graduate work.
  • have 18 hours in criminal justice, criminology, or a closely-related discipline, or professional experience in the justice system.
  • be in good standing at the last institution attended.
  • have the recommendation of the Criminal Justice and Criminology Graduate Program Committee.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25078 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25078 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25078 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25078 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8246 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8246 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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