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Find harmony in your career with a Master’s in Applied Criminology

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  • 100% Online
  • Non-thesis
  • Courses only five weeks long
  • Apply anytime
  • Start anytime
  • Finish in 18 months

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As a student in the Master of Science in Applied Criminology Program, you can enjoy the flexibility of attending an affordable industry-leading graduate school program from where ever your life takes you today: home, office, or even soccer practice. Empower yourself now to become an innovative and commanding leader in the field of Criminal Justice. The Master of Science in Applied Criminology meets the needs of traditional students preparing to embark on new careers, as well as those currently working in the Criminal Justice field, and those wishing to pursue managerial advancement or other promotional opportunities. The program's completely ONLINE curriculum consists of a total of 12 courses, each only 5 weeks in duration. The program's seamless progress from the admission process and financial aid, through the completion of coursework and graduation makes this one of the most sought after, convenient, and cost-effective graduate degrees in the state of Texas.

Louis Lufkin
Program Coordinator MSAC


delivery

The MSAC program is a full 36 hour graduate degree, where each course is (completely) online. Each course is also only five weeks in length and students take one course at a time. Since the MSAC program is a non-thesis program, students can complete the program, from start to finish, in as little as 18 months. Students can elect a concentration in the General Criminology track, Criminal Justice Administration & Management track, or Homeland Security track.

100 % Online Courses

  • Live or work abroad while in the program
  • The program can be completed 100% online, no residency required
  • No visa, no problem! Study online in your home country without needing a visa.*

  • DO I NEED A VISA? +

    The MSAC Program is completely ONLINE, with no face-to-face courses on campus. Due to conditions required for student visas, only international students not requiring a student visa qualify for admission into the program. You may travel to the USA with a tourist visa for the graduation ceremony if you choose. This is not required.

  • WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT IN MY ONLINE COURSES? +

    In our traditional online courses, your professor provides written or video lectures, readings, and/or assignments at the beginning of each week. Students may be expected to submit assignments, take tests, and post weekly on the discussion boards.

  • HOW LONG ARE THE SEMESTERS? +

    Fall and Spring – The fall and spring semesters are typically 16 weeks in length. MSAC students will register for three courses during each fall and spring semester, in five week increments; e.g. student registers for 9 credit hours (3 courses), but only takes one course at a time, before moving on to the next..

Summer - Summer is split into two terms, Summer I and Summer II, each five weeks long. MSAC students will register for 3 credit hours (1 course) for each of those terms; completing each accordingly.

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Degree Plans
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View a full list of available courses and course descriptions HERE on our online University Catalog.

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Faculty

Louis Lufkin
Program Coordinator,
MS in Applied Criminology Program
Adjunct Professor
Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice
Email: Louis.Lufkin@tamuc.edu

Dr. Tiffiney Cottledge

Ad Interim
Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice
Email: Tiffiney.Cottledge@tamuc.edu

Dr. Willie Edwards

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice
Email: Willie.Edwards@tamuc.edu

Dr. David Marble
Adjunct Professor
Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice
Email: David.Marble@tamuc.edu

Dr. Danny Pirtle
Adjunct Professor
Department of Sociology & Criminal ustice
Email: Danny.Pirtle@tamuc.edu

Dr. Raghu Naath (R.N.)  Singh
Professor
Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice
Email: Raghu.singh@tamuc.edu

Dr. Wayne Thompson
Adjunct Professor
Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice
Email: Wayne.Thompson@tamuc.edu

Dr. Stephen Verrill
Adjunct Professor
Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice
Email: Stephen.Verrill@tamuc.edu

Dr. Elvira White-Lewis
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice
Email: Elvira.White-lewis@tamuc.edu

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Application

PRINTABLE APPLICATION CHECKLIST - Providing you step-by-step instructions on the application process.

REQUIREMENTS-AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Application www.applytexas.org
  • Application Fee $50 domestic/$75 international
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Official Bachelor’s Transcripts
  • Statement of Goals
  • Writing Sample
  • GRE – Requirement may be waived*
  • Additional items required for international students
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Cost

Check out our current 2017-2018 tuition and fees rates.

If you are a Texas resident, be sure to look at the base tuition column.

The chart estimates cost based on credit hour enrollment per semester and should only be regarded as an estimate. It does not factor in the estimated cost of books for your program.

This chart may not include several fees, such as a $10 semesterly Facility Fee (a state tax) and the Distance Education Fee for online courses. The Distance Education Fee is a $50 per credit hour fee applied to each online course. If that course is 3sch, as most are, it would be a $150 Distance Education Fee.

  • Financial aid is available. At the graduate level, this primarily means student loans. Government grants (e.g. pell grants) are likely only available to undergraduate students.
    • Complete the FAFSA
    • Submit the FAFSA to our University using code 003565
  • Payment/Installment Plans are available in the fall and spring terms. Your balance will be split into four equal payments each term.
  • Students paying their balance with an international bank account can make payments through Flywire
  • Veterans and Military Services benefits
  • Tuition and Leo Personal Loans - If the semester is approaching and you are still awaiting your financial aid, a tuition loan can help cover your balance while you wait for your financial aid to be disburse.
  • Graduate Assistantships may be available for those that can work/teach face-to-face in Commerce, TX.
  • Be proactive on scholarship opportunities. In general, the scholarship portal is open six months prior to the fall terms. Between January and April (the spring term), scholarships are open for the next upcoming academic year with varying deadlines within that time frame. To be eligible to apply for scholarships, please work to be admitted to your desired graduate program before the scholarship cycle opens in the spring.
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University

Texas A&M University-Commerce was recently ranked as the 14th fastest growing university in the United States.

Our lovely campus is located in rural East Texas, only an hour away from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (the 4th largest urban conglomeration in the US).

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Accreditation Texas A&M University-Commerce is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), one of the six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
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Contact Us

Email: MSAC@tamuc.edu

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