How to Apply


1. Apply to UNT's Toulouse Graduate School.

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  • You must be admitted to the Toulouse Graduate School before enrolling in the online program.
    • Submit your application at and choose the "Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice with Concentration in Justice Policy and Administration" in the degree plan list. Make sure you confirm that you are applying for the Online Program when prompted.
    • Pay the $75 application fee, which can be submitted through
    • Request an official transcript of your records from each college or university that you have attended (official transcripts of all academic coursework previously undertaken, including an undergraduate degree from an accredited academic institution in an allied field) and have them sent to the Toulouse Graduate School. Submit documents to:
      • University of North Texas
        Toulouse Graduate School
        1155 Union Circle #305459 (USPS)
        1147 Union Circle, ESSC Room 354 (UPS/FedEx)
        Denton, TX 76203
        Phone: 940.565.2383
        Fax: 940.565.2414
  • Admission of International Students

    • Applicants who do not hold either U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident alien status should apply through the UNT International Admissions Office, in addition to the Toulouse Graduate School and College of Health and Public Service. An international applicant's bachelor's degree should be equivalent to a U.S. four-year bachelor's degree.  International students ONLY: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)--a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based) is required.
    • Click here for the International Graduate Student Admissions Checklist  

2. Send Required Documents to the UNT Department of Criminal Justice (College of Health and Public Service).

  • Once the student has submitted an application for graduate studies at UNT, the application will be reviewed by the Department of Criminal Justice for admission to the online MSCJ with Concentration in Justice Policy and Administration program. Applicants will be admitted to the online MSCJ with Concentration in Justice Policy and Administration program in the Fall and Spring semesters only.
  • In order for your application to be considered for admission, your application packet needs to be completed and submitted by August 1 for Fall admission and by December 1 for Spring.
  1. Submit Two letters of recommendation (Academic or Professional) referencing the applicant's ability to perform graduate work.  
  2. Submit a personal statement (the personal statement includes an explanation of the following: career goals, why you are pursuing a Master's degree, prior experience in the criminal justice field, prior research experience in criminal justice, and anything in your personal background that you deem relevant to your admission decision).
  • A holistic review of each student's application file will be completed with admission offered on a competitive basis

Please send or e-mail the two letters of recommendation and the personal statement to:

Dr. Brooke Nodeland
Online MSCJ with Concentration in Justice Policy and Administration Program Advisor
University of North Texas
Department of Criminal Justice
1155 Union Circle #305130
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Email: or


3. Check Status Online.

  • There are two ways to check your application status:
  • To check if your transcripts have been submitted: The Toulouse Graduate School will send you an email and pin number to check online at You will need to activate your EUID with the pin number and click on Admissions Status.
  • To check if your supporting documents (personal statement and letters of recommendation) have been submitted:
    Email your full name and UNT Student ID to Enter "Application Status Update" as well as your name and UNT Student ID in the email subject line.