Overview

The Criminology and Criminal Justice program from University of Missouri–St. Louis is based on evidence that candidates have achieved a high level of scholarship and proficiency in research. The proficiency of students and their ability to work independently are assessed through course grades, qualifying and comprehensive examinations, and successful defense of the dissertation.

Key facts:

The normal full-time course load for a regular semester is between six and nine hours. For an eight-week summer session, the maximum course load is six hours. Students admitted on a part-time basis should consult with the DGS for relevant conditions and requirements.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Criminological Theory
  • Proseminar
  • Methods
  • Statistical Applications in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Contemporary Criminal Theories
  • Criminal Justice Process and Policy

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Undergraduate applicants must have a bachelor's degree or expect one by the end of the academic year in which they apply. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or greater (on a scale of A = 4.0) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • Graduate applicants who have or will have a master's degree must have a grade point average of 3.0 or greater (on a scale of A = 4.0) for their graduate course work.
  • Admission to the PhD program is highly competitive.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7369 USD/semester
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  • National

    3001 USD/semester
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  • In-State

    3001 USD/semester
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Living costs for Saint Louis

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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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