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The University of Texas at San Antonio

Department of Criminal Justice

San Antonio, TX

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The University of Texas at San Antonio

Overview

The University of Texas at San Antonio / Department of Criminal Justice is located in San Antonio, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Criminology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10

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 Varies
Minimum of 36 semester credit hours; thesis or written comprehensive exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

28
Applied
19
Accepted
12
Enrolled
68%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 15th March 1st No
Spring deadline October 15th September 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours of undergraduate course work; 2 letters of recommendation; resume; 18 credit hours in criminal justice, criminology or closely-related discipline

International Students

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

Student Body

39
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 71.79%
Black or African American 2.56%
White or Caucasian 17%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 5.13%

Gender

Male (28%)
Female (71%)

Faculty

6
Total faculty
Full-time - 6
Part-time - 0
Male (4)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Criminological theory, crime prevention, administration of justice, correctional interventions, evidence-based practices and program evaluation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
32,874

Location & Contact

Address 501 West Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard
San Antonio, TX  78207
United States
Contact Dr. Michael Smith
Chair and Professor
Email: michael.smith@utsa.edu
Phone: 210-458-2686

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