43
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Overview

Georgia State University / Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology is located in Atlanta, GA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Criminal justice
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Criminal justice and criminology

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

60
Applied
17
Accepted
11
Enrolled
28%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

43
Total Graduate Students
23%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
76%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.3%
Black or African American 25.58%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.65%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 11.63%
Unknown 2.33%

Gender

Male (25%)
Female (74%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time (14)
Part-time (0)
Male (9)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Urban violence, drugs, victimization, criminal justice, criminology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 4018
Atlanta, GA  30302
United States
Contact Dr. Richard Wright
Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology/Department Chair
Email: rwright28@gsu.edu
Phone: 404-413-1015
Fax: 404-413-1030