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Program Details

Tarleton State University offers an online Master of Criminal Justice degree designed to give students a broad education and imbue them with skills to navigate the advancement process in the criminal justice profession. 

The Master of Criminal Justice is a 36-hour program.  The required courses include Statistics, Criminology, The Criminal Justice System, Legal Aspects, Research Methods, Management of Criminal Justice Personnel, and 6 hours of Special Topics.  The student must also choose three hours from the following courses The American Judiciary, Corrections, and Policing.  Additionally six hours must be chosen from The American Judiciary, Juvenile, Corrections, Advanced Ethics, and Problems in Criminal Justice.

Admission requirements include a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution (or its equivalent), a GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of completed coursework, a graduate application fee with accompanying essay, submission of a GRE, GMAT or MAT score, and an official transcript.  Conditional admission is granted for those whose GPA was less than 2.5 on the last 60 hours of their coursework.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges