Scott H. Belshaw, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Prairie View A&M University. Juvenile delinquency; criminal justice ethics; criminal law; sentencing; capital punishment; private security and investigations.
Eric Coleman, Lecturer; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern
University. Policing; police policy and administration;
diversity in criminal justice; campus safety and security
Eric J. Fritsch, Professor; Ph.D., Sam Houston State University. Juvenile justice policy; gangs and intervention strategies; evaluation research; organizational assessment; policing; legal issues in criminal justice; research methods; violent juvenile delinquency.
Peter P. Johnstone, Professor; Ph.D., London Guildhall University. Criminal law; money laundering; white collar crime; policing; comparative justice systems; study abroad.
Soraya KawuchaLecturer; M.S., University of North Texas. Criminal law; history of crime and criminal justice; criminal procedure and laws of evidence; prison and street gangs; police culture.
Andra Lewis, Lecturer; M.S., University of New Haven. Fingerprints; trace evidence; crime scene reconstruction; blood- spatter analysis.
Daniel Lytle, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University
of Cincinnati. Policing; police decision making;
policy analysis; criminology; criminal justice theory;
quantitative methods and meta-analysis.
Daniel M. Stewart, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Sam Houston State University. Policing; homeland security; administration of criminal justice systems; research methodology.
Peggy M. Tobolowsky, Professor and Department Chair; J.D., George Washington University. Criminal law and procedure; crime victim issues; capital punishment.
Adam Trahan, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Indiana University. Capital punishment; jury behavior; organized and white collar crime; organizational culture and deviance; criminological and sociolegal theory.
Chad R. Trulson, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Sam Houston State University. Juvenile delinquency and justice; federal court intervention and prison violence; race relations in prison; capital punishment.
A Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas improves your ability to take informed and thoughtful actions as an administrator, researcher, police officer, probation officer or caseworker in the criminal justice system.
Our exceptional curriculum provides you with an understanding of the nature and scope of problems posed by crime and the operation and administration of the criminal justice system. Youíll examine these areas from theoretical, practical and empirical standpoints. We also offer:
Faculty members have a diverse range of educational and professional backgrounds. In addition to teaching courses, they assist the department in applied research projects, program evaluation studies and scholarly research. Some of their current research focuses on:
Youíll need to meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate Schoolģ and the Department of Criminal Justice. The departmentís requirements include:
The personal statement should explain your career goals, your reasons for pursuing a masterís degree, previous experience in criminal justice and research and any personal background information relevant to the admission decision. The statement should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
University of North Texas
Department of Criminal Justice
1155 Union Circle #305130
Denton, Texas 76203-5017
The GRE scores and personal statement must be filed by Aug. 1 for fall admission or Dec. 1 for spring admission. Application deadlines are set by the graduate school. New students are not admitted for the summer semesters.
Thesis option (requires departmental consent)
You can apply for financial assistance from national, state, university and departmental resources. The department offers the Tory J. Caeti Memorial Scholarship, which helps cover expenses for one academic year. You can get more information from the Toulouse Graduate School or the Department of Criminal Justice.