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M.A in Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at Arlington offers a comprehensive examination of the criminal justice system, an exploration of criminal and delinquent behaviors, a foundation in research and statistics, and an opportunity to explore other relevant topics of interest to the student.

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Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: January, May, August
Tuition Fee: $20,620 per year
Location: Arlington Campus, Texas City, United States

The Criminology and Criminal Justice at The University of Texas at Arlington is designed for:

  • Pre-professional students who wish to pursue a career in some aspect of criminal justice, or in a related field, and to develop the perspectives and knowledge appropriate to doing so;
  • In-service professionals who wish to enhance and broaden their knowledge in this and related areas of study;
  • Students pre-professional or in-service who wish to pursue further relevant post-graduate studies, whether academic or professional.
  • To meet these objectives, and to develop a broadly educated student, the program offers both thesis and non-thesis options. Both options require the student to complete 18 hours of core courses within the department.


  • Management position with municipal, state and federal agencies.
  • Police Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Probation and Community Control Officer

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”UTA’s program turned out to be the perfect match in terms of curriculum, internships, and the assistance that is provided to students to establish a wide network of professional contacts.”

Ulyana Zavadskaya – College of Business – Belarus

Courses included

  • Proseminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Statistics & Research Practices in Criminal Justice
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Crime & Public Policy
  • Theoretical Criminology

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