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Missouri State University

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Springfield, MO

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Missouri State University

Overview

Missouri State University / Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is located in Springfield, MO, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Criminology and criminal justice
(Certificate) Homeland security and defense
(Certificate) Community corrections

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 25

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

23
Applied
19
Accepted
11
Enrolled
83%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
50
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 20th May 1st Yes
Spring deadline December 20th September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree in criminology, criminal justice, or sociology; minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 31
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

37
Total Graduate Students
48%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
51%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 5.41%
White or Caucasian 91%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 2.7%

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Faculty

7
Total faculty
Full-time - 7
Part-time - 0
Male (5)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Homeland security initiatives, juvenile policy and programs, law enforcement and drug abuse
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 901 South National
Springfield, MO  65897
United States
Contact Dr. Brett Garland
Department Head
Email: brettgarland@missouristate.edu
Phone: 417-836-6954