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Criminology, PhD

Program Information

School: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Program: Criminology

Test Score Required: A GRE combined score of 300 is advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.
Mail Graduate Record Examination (GRE) official scores to UT Dallas Office of Enrollment Services.

Catalog Page: PhD

GPA Requirement:  Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 and 3.5 GPA or higher in any graduate level coursework.

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Completed Request for Recommendation (Requires Adobe Reader) forms from individuals able to judge your probable success in graduate school. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Resume: no

Admissions Essay: yes

A brief narrative outlining your academic interest and meeting the following criteria:
  • Include any current or long-range interests in research, teaching or other professional objectives.
  • Please describe any publications or other evidence of scholarly endeavor you have achieved.
  • List academic and professional organizations in which you are active and any fellowships, scholarships, or other honors you have received.
The Admissions Essay may be sent directly to the program or submitted online.

Deadlines: February 15 (with full documentation) for funding consideration; otherwise July 1


Laurel Brown
800 W. Campbell Rd. GR31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office - GR 2.202

Degree Information:
John L. Worrall, Program Head
University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road, GR 31
Richardson, TX 75080

Possible Careers

Criminologist; Policy Advisor or Research Officer in state and federal justice agencies;
Academics/Teaching; analytical and administrative positions in international and domestic research, policy institutions and legal system; private practice/consulting.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.