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Criminal Justice

Tarleton State University

12 months
14829 USD/year
14829 USD/year
7467 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Criminal Justice program at Tarleton State University encompasses the challenges associated with protecting the community, as well as the growing complexities of the Criminal Justice system with advanced analytical, critical thinking, and leadership skills.


Designed With You in Mind

The Criminal Justice program at Tarleton State University offers a professional curriculum track that's designed through collaboration with Criminal Justice field experts. We present our graduates with extensive academic knowledge along with the management and leadership skills necessary for success in the competitive Criminal Justice field. Furthermore, our program does not require you to take the GRE or MAT.

Program Objectives

Graduates of the program are expected to be:

  • Conversant with the theoretical and legal principles that are implicit in Criminal Justice Administration,
  • Knowledgeable about essential research contributions in the field,
  • Capable of field appropriate research contributions, and
  • Capable of assuming decision-making responsibilities in any Criminal Justice Administration-related area.

Career Opportunities

The M.C.J. degree is designed for hardworking individuals who desire to use their education to advance in their career. Not only does this degree present advancement, but it also prepares students to teach criminal justice courses at the undergraduate level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistical Methods for Criminal Justice
  • Foundations of Criminological Theory
  • Victimology
  • Management of Criminal Justice Personnel
  • Gender, Crime, and Justice
  • Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice Administration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2 academic/professional letters of recommendation
  • Submit online graduate admissions application
  • Pay a $50 non-refundable processing fee
  • Submit a statement of purpose of 600 words or less
  • A transcript evaluation must be completed by an approved agency which includes all previous academic course work, as well as a complete description of courses and overall GPA (course-by-course evaluation)
  • International applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores as a part of the application process
  • Required of students studying on-campus, in the U.S. only: To obtain a Form I-20 for your studies at Tarleton, you must demonstrate that you have sufficient funding
  • If you choose to stay in one of our Residence Halls, fill out the Housing Application
  • Medical Information

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14829 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14829 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14829 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14829 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7467 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7467 USD per year during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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