Professional competence in theory and research methods is expected, as is in-depth knowledge in an area of specialization (described below). 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.
- Nature of Crime
- Juvenile Delinquency
- Communities and Crime
- Violent Crime
- Philosophy of Law
- Comparative Criminology
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- We consider all elements of the application and don’t focus solely on GRE scores. Over the past 2 years, the average GRE scores for our admitted students have been around 150 to 155 for each category and 4.0/4.5 for writing. However, these are averages and while we do consider these quantitative indicators, we also take into consideration the statement of purpose, writing sample, and letters of recommendation when evaluating applications.
- The letters of recommendation are intended to convey a student's potential for success in the PhD program. While we prefer that all three letters of recommendation come from academic sources, we allow non-academic references, particularly if an individual has been separated from an educational program for an extended period of time.
Living costs for Saint Louis
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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