What will I learn?

The Criminology and Criminal Justice Department provides students with an academically sound education in criminal justice and prepares them for management positions with municipal, state and federal agencies. Students who are new to the discipline have opportunities for internships with local criminal justice agencies and law offices.

The Department strives to achieve academic excellence through its outstanding faculty. Experts in areas such as corrections, criminological theory, victimology, management, strive to challenge students while caring for their academic formation. The criminal justice faculty helps students understand the etiology of crime who are then able to develop paradigms that are useful and beneficial in the understanding of crime.

This tradition of excellence serves to produce competitive criminal justice managers who are prepared for the challenges of employment with private, state, or federal agencies. The academic excellence of the UTA Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is well known in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
$28,278.00 (21,00,892) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022


College of Liberal Arts



76019, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

In order to be considered for freshman admission you must have completed a secondary school series equivalent to that of United States high school graduation.

For international students

Students must have completed official secondary school (high school), college level course, diplomas, certificates, and/or national test examination scores as appropriate for the educational system in their country by mail in a sealed envelope. They must possess the equivalent of a U.S. high school graduation.

The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 for the paper based test, and 79 on the internet based test. For IELTS we require a minimum score of 6.5. UTA also accepts Duolingo with a required minimum score of 105.

Admissions application priority dates: Fall: February 14; Spring: October 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Texas At Arlington

Anyone who seeks to become a success in their career will find that UTA has the staff and learning facilities to help them achieve their goals.

  • One of the top research institutions in the US
  • Diverse campus with students from 100 countries
  • Outstanding facilities across a 420-acre campus
  • Excellent graduate prospects