27
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

University of Nevada, Las Vegas / Department of Criminal Justice is located in Las Vegas, NV, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Criminology and criminal justice
Master of Arts (MA) Criminal justice

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral examination
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum scores: 153 for Quantitative, 155 for Verbal, and 4.5 for Analytical Writing)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

37
Applied
18
Accepted
10
Enrolled
49%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
95
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose; bachelor's degree; 2 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum scores: 153 for Quantitative, 155 for Verbal, and 4.5 for Analytical Writing)
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation; statement of purpose; personal interview
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
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 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

27
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
92%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.81%
Black or African American 3.7%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3.7%
Two or more races 7.41%
Unknown 3.7%

Gender

Male (25%)
Female (74%)

Faculty

7
Total faculty
Full-time (7)
Part-time (0)
Male (3)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Administration of justice, corrections, criminological theory, policing, sociology of law
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
302,839

Location & Contact

Address 4505 South Maryland Parkway
Box 455009
Las Vegas, NV  89154-5009
United States
Contact Dr. Joel Lieberman
Chair/Associate Professor
Email: joel.lieberman@unlv.edu
Phone: 702-895-0249
Fax: 702-895-0252