Criminology M.A.

Investigate New Insights in Criminal Justice

Deepen your understanding of crime and criminal justice with a Master of Arts in Criminology at University of Houston-Clear Lake. You'll examine many layers of contemporary crime, including why it occurs, how it's measured and how it's controlled. Guided by the active scholars and writers on our faculty, you'll delve into topics such as homeland security, criminology, computer crime, juvenile delinquency, correctional institutions and more. Study under nationally recognized experts in serial murder, white-collar crime, race and crime and juvenile delinquency and participate in field trips and special topics classes such as Homeland Security.

Make the World a Safer Place

As part of your Master of Arts in Criminology, you'll personalize your curriculum to complete a thesis, project, internship or additional coursework to best suit your interests and goals. Pursue internships with local, state and federal agencies, as well as teaching internships. You will prepare for careers in the criminal justice system, but professionals in many other fields have also benefited from the knowledge and skills of the graduate study of criminology. Possible future jobs include as a community college instructor, juvenile counselor, litigation manager and victim services specialist.

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Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help you complete the requirements of this degree. 


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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2018

    New Degree Seeking - December 1
    Priority* - January 4
    Final* and Session Start - January 16

  • Summer 2018

    New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)

  • Fall 2018

    New Degree Seeking - August 1
    Priority* - August 13
    Final* and Session Start - August 27

*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact dumbre@uhcl.edu for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester


Locations

  University of Houston-Clear Lake
 

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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  UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus
 

UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus

1200 Pearland Pkwy
Pearland, Texas 77581
Phone: 281-212-1700

Since 2010, University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus has proudly served as an upper-level institution serving juniors, seniors, and graduate students in fields like business and behavioral science.

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Criminology M.A. Faculty

Kimberly Dodson
Kimberly Dodson

Kimberly Dodson

Associate Professor, Criminology Program Director,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3492
Email: dodsonk@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617.02

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Steve Egger
Steven Egger

Steven Egger

Associate Professor of Criminology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3416
Email: egger@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1508

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Hae Rim (Helen) Jin
Hae Rim (Helen) Jin

Hae Rim (Helen) Jin

Assistant Professor of Criminology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3459
Email: jin@uhcl.edu
Office: Arbor Central 1307.16

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Henda Hsu
Henda Hsu

Henda Hsu

Assistant Professor of Criminology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3475
Email: hsuh@uhcl.edu
Office: Arbor Central 1307.10

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Everette Penn
Everette Penn

Everette B. Penn

Professor of Criminology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3383
Email: PennEv@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1508.21

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