Advance your career in criminal justice.

Pursuing our Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Theory and Research at the University of North Texas is the next step forward in furthering your career and developing advanced analytical skills. You can pursue this degree as a campus-based program, or entirely online, allowing you to better balance your work, personal and academic obligations. This degree plan enhances your ability to take informed and thoughtful actions in your career path.

Many MSCJ alumni are serving in various careers such as:

  • Analyst
  • Scholar
  • Administrator
  • Researcher
  • Police officer, probation officer or caseworker

You can pursue your degree as part of this campus-based program or entirely online, allowing you to take advantage of your particular learning style and better balance your work, personal and academic obligations.

Scholarships & More

Criminal Justice graduate students may apply for the Department of Criminal Justice’s Tory J. Caeti Memorial Scholarship and other scholarships offered by the College of Health and Public Service each year.

Your academic advisor

Graduate students are advised by department faculty. Director of Graduate Programs Brooke Nodeland can help connect you with potential faculty advisors based on your unique interests.

Brooke Nodeland, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor & Director of Graduate Programs
  Chilton 263D

Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminal Justice is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service. Our faculty is comprised of nationally recognized scholars focusing on interdisciplinary solutions to the complex problems of crime and disorder.
 Chilton Hall 265