Basic Degree Information/Description
The Criminology and Criminal Justice program of The University of Texas at San Antonio assists students to develop and apply research expertise toward the resolution of contemporary justice practice and policy issues.
Why pursue an M.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice?
- Broaden career opportunities in criminal justice and criminology
- Advancement in current job
- Prepare for a Ph.D. if interested in teaching or research
- Develop skills (writing, research, critical thinking, problem solving, public speaking)
- Network with a group of like-minded students
- Smaller classes with more individualized attention from faculty
Career Options Available
Our graduates have been employed by various agencies, including the Department of Public Safety, Adult and Juvenile Probation Department, Innovative Practice in Delinquent Procedure, FBI, US Marshalls, and the San Antonio Police Department. Additional students have been admitted to doctoral programs and others have been hired as adjunct faculty.
Students admitted to the program can apply for a graduate research assistantship within the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Students may work up to 19 hours per week. GRAs must be in good academic standing and maintain a 3.0 GPA while being enrolled in 6 credit hours (2 graduate classes) per semester. Interested students should contact the Graduate Advisor of Record for an application once admitted to the program.
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- The Criminal Justice System
- Criminal Justice Policy
- Criminological Theory
- Justice Organizations and Administration
- Seminar on Topics in Theory of Crime and Justice
- Gender and Crime
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesCriminal Law Criminology View 159 other Masters in Criminology in United States
- Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice or 18 hours in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a closely-related discipline, or professional experience in the justice system
- A completed a Graduate School application
- Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America. Official transcripts are required to process applications for this program
- A resume
- Two letters of recommendation
- A personal statement
- English language proficiency test scores
International26564 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 26564 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
National26564 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 26564 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
In-State9048 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9048 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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