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Criminology and Criminal Justice

The University of Texas at Arlington

12 months
20620 USD/year
20620 USD/year
10828 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at Arlington offers a comprehensive examination of the criminal justice system, an exploration of criminal and delinquent behaviors, a foundation in research and statistics, and an opportunity to explore other relevant topics of interest to the student.


The Criminology and Criminal Justice at The University of Texas at Arlington is designed for:

  • Pre-professional students who wish to pursue a career in some aspect of criminal justice, or in a related field, and to develop the perspectives and knowledge appropriate to doing so;
  • In-service professionals who wish to enhance and broaden their knowledge in this and related areas of study;
  • Students pre-professional or in-service who wish to pursue further relevant post-graduate studies, whether academic or professional.

To meet these objectives, and to develop a broadly educated student, the program offers both thesis and non-thesis options.  Both options require the student to complete 18 hours of core courses within the department.


  • Management position with municipal, state and federal agencies.
  • Police Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Probation and Community Control Officer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Proseminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Statistics & Research Practices in Criminal Justice
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Crime & Public Policy
  • Theoretical Criminology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
149 (verbal)
149 (quantitative)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Must have successfully completed a baccalaureate degree in criminology/criminal justice or related discipline.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work as calculated by the Graduate School.
  • A minimum of 149 on both verbal and quantitative subtests of the GRE (minimum of 440 on both verbal and quantitative subsets under old scoring system).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20620 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20620 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    20620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20620 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10828 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10828 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Texas City

882 - 1634 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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