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Master of Science in Criminal Justice

 

Online Program

Thesis: 30 Semester Credit Hours
Non-thesis: 36 Semester Credit Hours
 
Program Information:
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice is an online comprehensive program designed to prepare you to actively participate in the development of knowledge and policy responses to contemporary crime problems. The program will also prepare you to conduct research and to take an active leadership role as a professional in the field of Criminal Justice or Juvenile Justice.
 
Career Opportunities:
County Jails, Youth Correction Facilities, Juvenile Detention Centers, Immigration and Naturalization Services, Prison Camps and More, Public Interest Law Organizations, Law Firms, Law Enforcement, Federal and State Agencies (FBI, IRS, DEA, CIA, DHS, Federal Marshalls).
 
Program Requirements:

Automatic Admission

  • Bachelor's degree within the last 5 years & 3.25+ GPA
  • Resume
  • 2 page personal statement: Describe research interests and indicate how this plus your academic/professional background will assist in your successful completion of the program

Committee Review

  • Bachelor’s degree within the last 5 years & at least 2.75 GPA
  • Bachelor's degree more than 5 years old & at least 2.5 GPA
  • Resume
  • 2 page personal statement: Describe research interests and indicate how this plus your academic/professional background will assist in your successful completion of the program
  • Interview: May be requested by the Department

Thesis & Non-Thesis degree plans for curriculum outline and catalog information.
 
Department Contact:
Department of Social Sciences
5201 University Boulevard
Dr. F. M. Canseco Hall (CNS) 304-A
Laredo, TX 78041-1900
Phone: 956.326.2475
Email: graduateschool@tamiu.edu


Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Suite 206
5201 University Boulevard Laredo, Texas 78041
Telephone: (956) 326.3020