Ph.D. On Campus

Criminal Justice

Texas State University

24 months
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Criminal Justice at Texas State University is part of a vibrant school, with approximately 1000 bachelor's students and 30 master's students.


The School of Criminal Justice offers Criminal Justice at Texas State University for:

  • criminal justice professionals who seek advanced education and
  • students who will pursue academic appointments at colleges and universities in Texas and around the nation.

Texas State is located in the heart of the central Texas corridor, near 16 state criminal justice offices and 13 Texas counties, including Travis (Austin) and Bexar (San Antonio). The university's geographic proximity to state criminal justice agency headquarters for law enforcement, criminal courts, and corrections, and to managers and executives in these agencies, makes it an ideal location for offering a doctoral-degree program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Criminological Theory

  • Corrections

  • Linear Regression for Criminal Justice Research

  • Applied Statistics and Quantitative Data Analysis

  • Policing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • completed online application
  • $55 nonrefundable application fee or
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • master's degree in criminal justice or a related field from a regionally accredited university
  • official transcripts from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.5 GPA in all completed graduate course work
  • official GRE (general test only) with competitive scores in the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections
  • statement of purpose 
  • three letters of recommendation indicating the student’s skills and capacity to be successful in the Ph.D. program

Tuition Fee

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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