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The criminal justice programs that you will find at Tarleton State University are exceptional because the faculty has the expertise and experience to merge theory with practice providing for a well rounded, relevant, quality education. We are committed to providing educational opportunities to criminal justice professionals and students.  We respond to the changing academic and professional needs of our student population by building strong new academic programs.

Founded in 2014 through the combination of the Department of Criminal Justice and the Department of Military Science; the school includes the Departments of Criminal Justice, Military Science, and Leadership & Strategic Studies. The school also includes the Master’s in Public Administration program and five research institutes including:

  • The Institute for Criminal Justice Leadership and Public Policy
  • The institute for Mediation, Arbitration, Legal Studies and Forensics
  • The Institute for Predictive and Analytical Policing Science
  • The Institute for Homeland Security, Cybercrime, and International Criminal Justice Studies
  • The Institute for Violence Against Women and Human Trafficking

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