Texas State University-San Marcos

The Graduate School

Texas State Master's of Science in Criminal Justice (M.S.C.J.) Program


601 University Drive

San Marcos, TX 78666

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Texas State Master's of Science in Criminal Justice (M.S.C.J.) Program

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Criminal Justice offers a Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree, and the department also participates in the Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies program. The graduate program within the Department of Criminal Justice is designed to assist professionals in assuming educational and administrative responsibility in the design and management of an effective, efficient, and responsive criminal justice system. The curriculum provides for the development of skills in criminal justice program planning, implementation, and evaluation to ensure a meaningful contribution to this important area of community andhuman services.


Texas State University-San Marcos is accredited by the Commission on Colleges (COC) of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the regional accrediting organization for eleven states in the southeastern United States, including Texas.

International Student Requirements:

To apply for admission, you must have a baccalaureate degree from an acceptable accredited institution from a recognized 4-year program either abroad or in the United States. There is an additional $50 non-refundable International Evaluation fee in addition to the $40 non-refundable degree seeking application fee. The TOEFL or the IELTS are also required if English is not your native language.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 665.68 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 6814 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 13330 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Fringe Town

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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