A Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas improves your ability to take informed and thoughtful actions as a scholar, administrator, researcher, police officer, probation officer or caseworker in the criminal justice system.
This is accomplished through an exceptional curriculum that provides you an understanding of the nature and scope of problems posed by crime and the operation and administration of the criminal justice system. You'll examine these areas from theoretical, practical and empirical perspectives.
You can pursue your degree as part of a campus- based program or entirely online, allowing you to take advantage of your particular learning style and better balance your work, personal and academic obligations.
The campus-based program features thesis and non-thesis options. Our programs also offer:
- Opportunities to participate in research under a faculty member's direction
- Prospects for earning academic credit through an internship
- Specialized electives so you can tailor your degree to your professional and personal goals
- Study abroad opportunities
Outstanding faculty and student services
Faculty members have a diverse range of educational and professional backgrounds. In addition to teaching courses, they assist the Department of Criminal Justice in applied research projects, program evaluation studies and scholarly research. Some of their current research focuses on:
- Capital punishment
- Homeland security
- Juvenile delinquency
- Police operations and tactics
- Prison violence
- White collar crime
UNT provides a wide variety of services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research offers assistance with statistical research.
The Toulouse Graduate School ® offers several professional development workshops, including a Thesis Boot Camp. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.