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Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Develop a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system and make a lasting impact on your community.

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Explore Crime and Justice.

As a criminology and criminal justice student, you’ll gain a solid foundation in research methods, writing, oral communication, statistical reasoning and critical thinking along with practical field applications through career-oriented courses and internships.


Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice

TCU's Criminal Justice Master's Program Ranked #3 in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report has ranked TCU no. 3 in the nation for 2024 Best Online Master's in Criminal Justice Programs, a rise of seven spots from last year’s ranking as No. 10. Since its creation in 2014, the online M.S. in Criminal Justice and Criminology Program has consistently been ranked among the nation’s best. Read more at the link below! (continue reading)

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Recent Publications

The emergence of police real-time crime centers

Johnny Nhan

Babies Having Babies: Incarcerated Adolescent Parents and Their Emotional Well-Being

Brie Diamond

Careers in Criminal Justice & Criminology

Ronald G. Burns

Does Type of Counsel Matter? A Comparison of Outcomes in Cases Involving Retained- and Assigned Counsel

Ronald G. Burns

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