Criminal Justice

University of Memphis

M.A. On Campus
12 months
896 USD/credit
704 USD/credit
512 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The graduate program of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Memphis, which is part of the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, seeks to serve students who are interested in the criminal justice system, with a focus on those who seek careers in this area.


Faculty conduct research and participate in program development relevant to the many different facets of criminology and criminal justice. A significant emphasis of the program is on developing partnerships with policymakers, program developers, and other community groups.

Key Features 

  • The graduate program in Criminal Justice from the University of Memphis provides students with a solid foundation of knowledge about criminology and criminal justice. 
  • The required course work provides students with the skills necessary for conducting and evaluating research. Graduate students have the opportunity to learn in both classroom and community settings and to work closely with faculty in all facets of research.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Public Policy Statistics
  • Criminal Justice Administration: Programs and Policies
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Intervention Strategies: Changing Organizations and Communities
  • Criminological Theory: Causes of Crime

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


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.

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Have earned a grade point average of at least 3.00 on a scale of 4.00.
  • Achieved an acceptable score on the GRE. More information on the GRE can be found here. For Fall 2020 admissions only, the GRE requirement will be waived due to hardships caused by Covid19.
  • Submit a statement of purpose for graduate study in Criminology and Criminal Justice (two pages, double-spaced).
  • Submit a resume or CV.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    896 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 896 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    704 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 704 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    512 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 512 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Criminal Justice
University of Memphis


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