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Criminology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (QS) , TX,
Crime is a core issue in any society, and it’s a topic that is often clouded in mystery. It’s not easy to understand why people commit crimes, what an appropriate punishment should be, or how policymakers can change laws to prevent future crimes.

About

UT Dallas is the perfect place to explore this field. The School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences offers a Master of Science (MS) in Criminology. This interdisciplinary, research-oriented program was the first of its kind offered in the state. Here you’ll study crime and justice in an urban setting and can take advantage of the program’s many partnerships with law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. Welcome to UT Dallas, the School of EPPS, and the Program in Criminology, where your future in justice awaits.

Possible Careers

Criminologists are a natural fit for federal, state and local criminal justice agencies. Graduate degrees in Criminology can lead to higher-level careers in law enforcement, corrections, courts and victim services. Some MS students will pursue law school while others will continue through the program to earn their PhD.

Accreditation

The University of Texas at Dallas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Extent of Crime and Measurement
  • Advances in Criminology Theory
  • Seminar in Criminology Research and Analysis
  • Professional Development in Criminology
  • Evidence-based Crime Prevention

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 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

  • An official and competitive GMAT or GRE score
  • International applicants and U.S. citizen and permanent resident applicants with an international degree must submit an official attested photocopy of academic documents such as a transcript, diploma, mark sheets, provisional degree certificate and/or your final degree certificate
  • Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation- 3
  • Personal Objectives Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30464 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    14954 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14954 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Richardson

  • 1207 - 2240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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