MS-Criminology Now Available Online

The School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences now offers a fully online Master of Science in Criminology degree. Developed with working professionals in mind, the degree gives students the convenience of completing course work on their own schedules.

The 36-hour online degree, which launched in Fall 2012, parallels UT Dallas' traditional MS in Criminology, but without the requirement that students attend classes on campus. The curriculum consists of 30 hours of coursework in subjects such as theory, crime and justice policy, delinquency and juvenile justice, corrections, policing, courts, drugs and crime, research design and quantitative methods, as well as six hours of graduate electives or an independent study project.

The degree program seeks to advance the understanding of criminology through a multidisciplinary mix of theoretical and applied research, as well as to provide a forum for new ideas and approaches to the study of crime.

Applicants are admitted on a rolling basis with Fall 2013 admission packages due July 1. In order to be considered for admission, applicants must submit a graduate admission application, GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, a letter of intent and transcripts of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

For more information about the program as well as specific course offerings, visit the Criminology Degrees web page or email Program Director John Worrall at