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Criminology and Criminal Justice

The University of Texas at San Antonio

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
26564 USD/year
26564 USD/year
9048 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Criminology and Criminal Justice program of The University of Texas at San Antonio 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.

Overview

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26564 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26564 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    26564 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26564 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    9048 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9048 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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