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 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.
Edward E. Hueske, Lecturer; M.A., Sam Houston State University. Forensic chemistry; crime scene reconstruction; police-involved shooting incidents; crime laboratory management; criminal investigation.
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-Krick, Lecturer; M.S., University of New Haven. Fingerprints; trace evidence; crime scene reconstruction; blood- spatter 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 the 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 a variety of applied research projects and program evaluation studies as well as scholarly research. Some of their current research focuses on:
You will need to meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School as well as the Department of Criminal Justice. The departmentís requirements include:
The personal statement should explain your career goals, your reason for pursuing a masterís degree, prior experience in the criminal justice field, prior research experience in criminal justice and anything in your personal background relevant to the admission decision. The statement should be sent via email to email@example.com or mailed to:
Eric J. Fritsch
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.
You can apply for financial assistance from national, state, university and departmental resources. The department offers the Tory J. Caeti Graduate Scholarship, which helps cover expenses for one academic year. For more information on this and other scholarships, visit pacs.unt.edu/criminal-justice. Information about other financial assistance programs is available at gradschool.unt.edu or financialaid.unt.edu.