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Sam Houston State University

Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Huntsville, TX

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Overview

Sam Houston State University / Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology is located in Huntsville, TX, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Victim services management
Master of Science (MS) Criminal justice
Master of Arts (MA) Criminal justice and criminology
Master of Science (MS) Criminal justice leadership and management
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Criminal justice

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 93
Doctoral Degrees 15

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

150
Applied
117
Accepted
100
Enrolled
78%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No
Spring deadline September 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Personal essay, official transcripts, three recommendation letters, resume
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Personal essay, official transcripts, three recommendation letters, resume, master's degree

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
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 Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

264
Total Graduate Students
82%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
17%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.5%
Black or African American 15.53%
White or Caucasian 59%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.14%
Asian 2.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.38%
Two or more races 1.14%
Unknown 1.52%

Gender

Male (53%)
Female (46%)

Faculty

34
Total faculty
Full-time - 31
Part-time - 3
Male (21)
Female (13)

Location & Contact

Address Huntsville, TX  77341
United States
Contact Dr. Gaylene Armstrong
Chair
Email: garmstrong@shsu.edu
Phone: 936-294-4506
Fax: 936-294-1638