Why Study Criminal Justice?

TCU criminal justice majors work in challenging positions in various criminal justice fields — everything from law enforcement to forensic science — or go on to pursue master’s or law degrees. Our students consistently rank in the top 10-15 percent on the Educational Testing Services’ nationwide major field test in criminal justice.

MS in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Advance your career and earn a master's degree online.

Real World Experience

See how the required internship course helps criminal justice students get on the right career track.

Through an excellent combination of liberal arts and professional courses, you’ll develop a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system, in addition to a solid foundation in research methods, writing, oral communication, statistical reasoning, critical thinking, theory and practical field applications.

Criminal Justice News

Misrepresentations of Homicide in Pop Culture
How often do you consider the experience of the victim of homicide cases rather than the perpetrator? Professor Ashley Wellman is invested in supporti...
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TCU Criminal Justice Ranks Best in State
Reposted from College Factual Texas Christian University performed very well in a recent ranking of criminal justice & corrections degree program...
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Criminal Justice Students Shine at Annual Conference
This year, TCU’s Criminal Justice students competed at the Southwestern Academy of Criminal Justice’s Annual Conference at the Downtown Sh...
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Research Finds Prisoner Re-entry Programs Essential, but in Need of Greater Cooperation
New research finds that prisoner re-entry programs are integral to a successful return to society, but they can be exceedingly difficult to navigate,...
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Michael Bachmann Uses Predictive Analytics to Prevent Child Abuse
In 2014, Tarrant County reported more than 6,000 cases of child abuse or neglect – more than in any other county in the Lone Star state. And those a...
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