82
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Texas State University / Program in Criminal Justice is located in San Marcos, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 9
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (minimum preferred score of 300 with no less than 150 on the verbal section and 150 on the quantitative section)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

70
Applied
35
Accepted
13
Enrolled
50%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
90
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 Yes
Spring deadline August 15th August 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Baccalaureate degree in criminal justice or closely-related field from regionally-accredited university with minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours of course work
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (minimum preferred score of 300 with no less than 150 on the verbal section and 150 on the quantitative section)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Baccalaureate and master's degrees from regionally-accredited university in criminal justice or related field with minimum GPA of 3.5 in graduate courses; 3 letters of recommendation indicating skills and capacity to be successful in a PhD program; statement of personal history and life goals
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 78
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

82
Total Graduate Students
52%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
47%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 29.27%
Black or African American 8.54%
White or Caucasian 52%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.22%
Unknown 2.44%

Gender

Male (45%)
Female (54%)

Faculty

28
Total faculty
Full-time (27)
Part-time (1)
Male (20)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Active shooter response training; juvenile registration and notification policy effects; offender decision-making: decision tree and displacement; preventing violence against law enforcement and ensuring officer resilience; case deconstruction and criminal investigation failures;
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
7,238,861

Location & Contact

Address 601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX  78666
United States
Contact Dr. Wesley Jennings
Doctoral Program Director
Email: wgj12@txstate.edu
Phone: 512-245-3331
Fax: 512-245-8063