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Sam Houston State University

College of Criminal Justice

Huntsville, TX

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Sam Houston State University

Overview

Sam Houston State University / College of Criminal Justice is located in Huntsville, TX, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 126
Doctoral Degrees 15

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

180
Applied
147
Accepted
128
Enrolled
82%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No
Spring deadline September 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Personal essay, official transcripts, three recommendation letters, resume
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree, personal essay, official transcripts, three recommendation letters, resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

326
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.66%
Black or African American 14.72%
White or Caucasian 61%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.92%
Asian 2.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.31%
Two or more races 0.92%
Unknown 2.15%

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Faculty

46
Total faculty
Full-time - 42
Part-time - 4
Male (28)
Female (18)

Location & Contact

Address Huntsville, TX  77341
United States
Contact Dr. Phillip Lyons
Dean and Director
Email: plyons@shsu.edu
Phone: 936-294-1700
Fax: 936-294-1658

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