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Texas State University

Program in Criminal Justice

San Marcos , TX

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Texas State University

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
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 15
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
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

76
Applied
40
Accepted
23
Enrolled
53%

Applying

55
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

Exam Details
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: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$14,930
Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

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

Student Body

81
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 30.86%
Black or African American 8.64%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.23%
Unknown 1.23%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (49%)

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:
961,725

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

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