Criminal Justice Masters Texas

Criminal Justice MS Degree - Online

Graduate Admissions


Department of Social Sciences
Phone 903.566.7371

Degree Information:
Dr. Richard Helfers
Phone: 903.566.7399

Graduate Admission Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Graduate Admissions
Office: HPR 248
Phone: 903.566.7457
Fax: 903.566.7492

Program Information

Hours: 36

Time to Degree: Can be completed in 2 years

College: Arts and Sciences

Total Program Tuition Cost: Estimated tuition for full-time, in-state online enrollment is $16,164. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.

Scholarships/Financial Support Available:  Yes

This 100% online program is not available to F-1 students

Application Instructions

Admission Requirements

Test Score Required: Three years of full-time employment in the social services or criminal justice sectors. A curriculum vita should be submitted to document employment. A satisfactory score on the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be substituted for the employment requirement. The employment requirement may be waived if the applicant earned a minimum 3.25 overall undergraduate GPA or has previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited university. An applicant who does not either meet the employment requirement or satisfy the waiver option may submit scores on the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for consideration.

GPA: A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4 point scale on the last 60 hours of upper division coursework leading to the baccalaureate degree. A minimum grade point average of 3.00 on at least 15 hours of undergraduate coursework in the social sciences. A minimum grade of “C” in an upper division social science research methods course. 

Letters of Recommendation: No

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: Yes

Admissions Essay: No

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.

Consideration is also given to one or more of the following: the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study, socioeconomic background, first generation college graduate, multilingual proficiency, geographic region of residence, and level of responsibility in other matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, and family responsibilities.

Career Outlook: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the number of detective and criminal investigator positions will increase by 17% through 2018. Investigative experience is an advantage for those seeking employment in federal agencies. For more information about opportunities, go to Occupational Outlook Handbook - Police and Detectives.

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is O*Net.

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