Applied Criminology

MS-Applied Criminology  (MS-ACRM)

Tracks available:

General Criminology

Criminal Justice Administration & Management

Homeland Security

This is a program that is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue administrative careers or other promotional opportunities in the criminal justice field or students who wish to increase their knowledge of criminal justice. 

This is a 36-hour ONLINE program that consists of four core courses, three track-specific courses, electives, and a capstone sequence comprised of three courses.  This program is not available face-to-face. The courses for this program are available only online (no face-to-face courses).  This program is not available to international students. 

All courses will be 5 weeks in duration; eight 5-week courses will be offered in a calendar year.  The program is comprised of a total of 12 courses.  If students take all courses without interruption, they will be able to complete the program in 18 months.

Required Documents for Admission

Admission Consideration Requirements for All Students

  • Application
  • Application fee:  $50 domestic student 
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
  • One (1) Letter of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample
  • One of the following:

    • Official General Test GRE scores or
    • An awarded bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with:  at least a 3.00 GPA on the last 60 hours of the degree or an overall GPA of at least 3.00 or
    • An awarded master's degree form a regionally accredited university with at least a 3.00 overall GPA or 
    • Successful completion of TAMUC Graduate Certificate Program in Criminal Justice (all 12 hours) with at least a 3.00 GPA or higher.

Application Packet Submission Deadline:

Domestic student applications are accepted throughout the year.