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Welcome to the Criminal Justice Program!

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Welcome to the Criminal Justice Programs

Dr. James J. Vardalis
Department Head
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

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.  The building of strong new programs is evidence that we respond to the changing academic and professional needs of our student population.

The Criminal Justice programs are designed for the student that is ready and committed to enhance opportunities through education. We offered face-to-face classes in Stephenville, Fort Worth and Waco. In response to student requests, many undergraduate classes are offered on-line and the Master of Criminal Justice degree is designed for a delivery format completely on-line.

If you are interested in your future and recognize the value of educational credentials, please consider and compare our criminal justice programs with others. We offer a solid, firmly grounded education that is interesting and useable. We are student friendly and our alumni are permeated within the working professionals of Texas.

Degree Offerings

For more information contact:

Department of Criminal Justice
Box T-0665
Stephenville, Texas 76402
254-968-9024

Peace Officer Info

  • Police Officer Exemption Form
    • You will receive e-mail notification once your application has been processed. If you have not received notification within 2-3 days of submission, please contact the Criminal Justice Department.
  • Summer Application Deadline - May 7, 2014
  • Fall Application Deadline - August 18, 2014