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The University of Texas at Dallas

Program in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Richardson, TX

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Overview

The University of Texas at Dallas / Program in Criminology and Criminal Justice is located in Richardson, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Justice administration and leadership
Master of Science (MS) Criminology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Criminology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 26
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (minimum combined verbal and quantitative score of 1200)
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

54
Applied
18
Accepted
11
Enrolled
33%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
100
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th May 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 15th September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-level course work in field
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (minimum combined verbal and quantitative score of 1200)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.2 in upper-level course work in field

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 30
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

70
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.43%
Black or African American 20%
White or Caucasian 47%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.86%
Unknown 4.29%

Gender

Male (38%)
Female (61%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 2
Male (9)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Developmental criminology, domestic violence, mental health and violence, the death penalty, corrections
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 800 West Campbell Road
Mailstop GR31
Richardson, TX  75080
United States
Contact Dr. Denise Paquette Boots
Program Head
Email: deniseboots@utdallas.edu
Phone: 972-883-6468
Fax: 972-883-2735

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