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Master of Science in Criminology


The master of science in Criminology degree program provides a multidisciplinary mix of theoretical and applied research and delivers a high-quality education on the etiology, control and variation of crime across space and time. The program also serves local, regional and national communities through professional development programs, public policy analysis and evaluation research and program and policy design. It also offers a forum for new ideas and approaches to the study of crime. Graduates pursue analytic, managerial and research positions in various sectors of the criminal justice system.

Program Information

School: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Program: Criminology

Catalog page: MS

MS in Criminology Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree in criminology, sociology or a relevant discipline from an accredited college or university

GPA: Minimum of 3.2

Test score required: Yes

Combined verbal and quantitative score of 300 on the GRE is advisable.

Letters of recommendation: 3

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Laurel Brown
800 W. Campbell Road 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, researcher in areas related to the criminal justice system, law enforcement, criminal intelligence agencies, and analytical and policy institutions.

Salary Information

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