San Marcos, TX
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
55%
45%
student ratio
82
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
February 1
fall application deadline
50%
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 9
    • Doctoral Degrees 6
    • 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

Admissions

50% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 70
    • Accepted 35
    • Acceptance Rate 50
    • Enrolled 13
  • 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 1st February 1st 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, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 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 Students82
    • Female Percentage55%
    • Male Percentage45%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students82
    • Part-time Percentage52%
    • Full-time Percentage48%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino29%
    • Black / African American9%
    • White / Caucasian52%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown or International Student7%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty28
    • Full-time Percentage96%
    • Part-time Percentage4%
    • Female Percentage29%
    • Male Percentage71%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchActive 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

Program in Criminal Justice

College of Applied Arts
Texas State University

601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
United States

Dr. Wesley Jennings

Doctoral Program Director

Phone: 512-245-3331
Fax: 512-245-8063
Email: wgj12@txstate.edu

Dr. Andrea Golato

Dean of the Graduate College

Phone: 512-245-2581
Fax: 512-245-8365
Email: gradcollege@txstate.edu


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