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Criminal Justice

Texas State University

12 months
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The School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University offers a Master of Science in Criminal Justice (M.S.C.J.) degree with a major in Criminal Justice. The M.S.C.J. degree has two concentrations, Research and Executive. 

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The curriculum for the 36-hour Non-thesis Option provides for a broad overview of criminal justice research and practice, allowing students to develop further knowledge and skills at the graduate level. This program is suitable for those seeking additional training in criminal justice to prepare them for an array of careers within the field.

Key facts:

The curriculum for the Research Concentration provides for the development of theoretical, methodological, and analytical skills in order to evaluate and conduct scientific inquiry into the criminological and criminal justice issues. This Research Concentration is a competitive program specifically designed for those seeking to eventually complete a doctoral program and/or careers in research-related fields.

The curriculum for the Executive Concentration provides for the development of skills in criminal justice program planning, implementation, and evaluation to ensure a meaningful contribution to this important area of community and human services. This Executive Concentration is also a competitive program targeted at full-time employed criminal justice professionals, and is completed part-time.

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Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Administration of Justice.
  • Crime Analysis
  • Advanced Research Methods in Criminal Justice.
  • History and Philosophy of Justice

  • Current Legal Issues in Criminal Justice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • completed online application
  • $55 nonrefundable application fee or
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
  • baccalaureate degree in criminal justice or related field from a regionally accredited university
  • official transcripts from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • GRE not required
  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose indicating career aspirations and reasons for pursuing the M.S.C.J. program

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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