San Marcos, TX
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost $16,574
average amount to complete degree
February 15
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Criminal Justice And Criminology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 18
    • Doctoral Degrees 5
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required for some
    • Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


64% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 64
    • Accepted 41
    • Acceptance Rate 64
    • Enrolled 21
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $40
    • Application Fee - International $90
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 15th February 15th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline August 15th August 15th Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE, 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's DegreesGRE (minimum preferred score of 300 with no less than 150 on the verbal section and 150 on the quantitative section), 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
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & Fees$16,574
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsApril 1
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students86
    • Female Percentage57%
    • Male Percentage43%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students86
    • Part-time Percentage41%
    • Full-time Percentage59%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino26%
    • Black / African American8%
    • White / Caucasian58%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian1%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown or International Student5%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty15
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage27%
    • Male Percentage73%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchOffender decision making, preventing violence against law enforcement, case deconstruction of criminal investigative failures
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$1,922,414

Location & Contact

Program in Criminal Justice

College of Applied Arts
Texas State University

601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
United States

Dr. Mark Stafford

Doctoral Program Director

Phone: 512-245-2174
Fax: 512-245-8063

Dr. Andrea Golato

Dean of the Graduate College

Phone: 512-245-2581
Fax: 512-245-8365

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