Criminal Justice MS

Complete a master’s program modeled after curriculum recommendations from the well-respected Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the national association that promotes criminal justice education, research and policy analysis. Do in-depth study and benefit from one-on-one interaction with professors in small classes that average 12 students. Participate in faculty research projects and learn on-the-job insights from experienced faculty who will prepare to further your education in a doctoral program or excel in the criminal justice field.

Specialized For Your Success

Choose a specific concentration for your criminal justice studies: criminal justice generalist, management or research. You can also choose from a thesis or non-thesis option to complete your degree. Take the non-thesis path, which requires comprehensive examinations in core subject areas or choose to write a thesis if you wish to enter a doctoral program.

Classes You'll Take

Criminological Theories

Examine the role of theory in criminology and review major theories of crime causation.

Research Methods

Focus on research design and methodology as commonly implemented in administrative or agency settings.

Violence and Society

Review the causes, treatment and impact of violent behavior, particularly serial/chronic violence in American society.

Graduates of the UT Tyler program hold positions with the FBI, ATF, Secret Service, U.S. Customs, DEA, state troopers, law enforcement agencies, corrections facilities and other such leading employers as adult and juvenile probation, Child Protective Services, Border Patrol, etc.

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