48 months
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The doctoral Criminology and Criminal Justice program from University of Missouri–St. Louis is designed to provide students with a command of criminological knowledge and analytical skills.


Key Features

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nature of Crime 
  • Juvenile Delinquency 
  • Communities and Crime 
  • Violent Crime 
  • Victimology 
  • Philosophy of Law 
  • Comparative Criminology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Saint Louis

1015 - 1530 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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