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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 accelerated online program.
    • Submit your application at applytexas.org and choose the "Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction" in the degree plan list. Make sure you confirm that you are applying for the Online Program when prompted.  Details on their requirements and applications deadlines can be viewed at http://tsgs.unt.edu/admissions/programs.  Requirements for international applicants can be viewed at http://admissions.unt.edu/international​, including information on meeting the English Language Proficiency requirement.  The Department encourages students to apply well in advance of the posted deadlines.  All departmental application materials, including official GRE scores, must be received within two months of the submitted online application.
    • Pay the $75 application fee, which can be submitted through applytexas.org.
    • 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
        Email: GradAdmission@unt.edu
        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. Apply to the UNT Department of Teaching Education and Administration (College of Education).

  • The student must meet the requirements of the Toulouse Graduate School and a specific set of department requirements when applying to the master's program. For graduate school requirements, go to the Admission section of this catalog or visit the Toulouse Graduate School web site at graduateschool.unt.edu.

    The department's requirements are:

  • minimum GPA of 2.88, or 3.0 on the last 60 semester credit hours at the bachelor's level;
  • three- to four- page essay on your personal philosophy of teaching with concrete examples of that philosophy applied to your own teaching practices;
  • letter of intent for pursuing a master's degree in curriculum and instruction; and
  • current curriculum vitae or resume.

All departmental admission decisions are based on a holistic review of the applicant's submitted materials.  Applicants that are strong in all areas will have first priority for admission

Please send all departmental materials and application inquiries to:

Dr. Jeanne Tunks
Program Advisor
University of North Texas
Department of Teaching Education and Administration
1155 Union Circle #310740
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Email: coe-tea-info@unt.edu

Learn more about the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction

See the Curriculum and Instruction Master's Handbook

 

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 my.unt.edu. You will need to activate your EUID with the pin number and click on Admissions Status.
  • To check if your supporting documents (essay, resume, letters of recommendation) have been submitted:
    Email your full name and UNT Student ID to Dr. Jeanne Tunks. Enter "Application Status Update" as well as your name and UNT Student ID in the email subject line.

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

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Contact Us

 

We’re here to help you every step of the way. You can speak to the Online GAC in Police Executive Leadership Program Advisor at 940-565-2562 or e-mail Brooke.Nodeland@unt.edu with questions about the certificate or to find out the status of your application.

For questions about the Toulouse Graduate School application process, call 940-565-2383 or e-mail graduateschool@unt.edu.  (The official transcripts and letters of recommendation should be sent to GradAdmission@unt.edu.)

College of Health and Public Service
Department of Criminal Justice

Phone: 940-565-2562
Fax: 940-565-2548 
E-mail Brooke.Nodeland@unt.edu

Mailing address:

Dr. Brooke Nodeland
Online Police Executive Leadership Program Advisor
University of North Texas
Department of Criminal Justice
1155 Union Circle #305130
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Email: Brooke.Nodeland@unt.edu or MSCJ-Advising@unt.edu

 

Cost

 

Tuition and Fees

Getting your online Graduate Academic Certificate in Police Executive Leadership is not only convenient, it’s affordable:

Cost of (3) Graduate Hours for Program*
ONLINE STUDENT  (Texas Resident)

$1,073.85
Graduate Tuition 
Through Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (Living outside of Texas)

$1,515.48
Out of State Teaching Fee (in lieu of tuition)
T
hrough Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (within Texas but not a Texas Resident) 
$2,297.85
Graduate Tuition

Through Summer 2017

*The amounts above do not include certain mandatory fees charged to students who are simultaneously taking
courses on-campus nor do they include any college-level course fees.  These costs are an estimate and the
actual cost may vary based on the individual circumstances of the student (e.g., waivers or exemptions).

 

Financial Aid

UNT offers a variety of options to help you finance your education, including financial aid, grants, and student loans. Visit financialaid.unt.edu to find out more about the application and award process.

UNT has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys© for 19 consecutive years and offers the quality of a private university at an affordable cost.

Applying for financial aid

  1. Apply for financial aid online at fafsa.gov. The application is required for all types of financial aid, including Pell and other federal grants, state grants and loans. The FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA are available each Jan. 1.
  2. You must enroll in 6 hours (over one or two online sessions) in order to be eligible for financial aid.
  3. Financial aid awards will be disbursed 10 days prior to the first day of class. Awards will not disburse if you are enrolled in only 3 credit hours.
  4. Contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 940-565-2302 or by e-mail Financial Aid directly, please click on "Ask a question" through AskUNT for information regarding financial aid for the online program.

Financial Aid

  • $320 million awarded annually
  • 72% of UNT students receive aid

Learn more about financial aid at financialaid.unt.edu.

Grants

  • Merit and/or need-based
  • No repayment required
  • Many federal, state and institutional grants are available at UNT

Learn more about grants at financialaid.unt.edu/grants.

Loans

  • Available at low-interest rates to students
  • Repayment required

Learn more about loans at financialaid.unt.edu/loans.

Faculty

 

Our faculty members are committed to inquiry and shared discovery, best professional practices, active participation in professional and scholarly organizations, the effective use of technology, and the value of intellectual and human diversity. 

They are committed to your success and are your partners throughout the online course process. Your professors will be available to you through:

  • Facilitating discussion threads
  • Organizing and participating in student chats
  • Continually monitoring and encouraging student activity and progress
  • Engaging students with questions about coursework via e-mail

Graduate Academic Certificate in Police Executive Leadership:

Courses

 

The Graduate Academic Certificate in Police Executive Leadership requires 3 courses (nine hours).

Electives are any other CJUS online graduate course that is not a required course.  If the student wishes to go outside the Department of Criminal Justice / College of Health and Public Services to take an elective, that course must be approved by the MSCJ Advisor to count as an elective within the program. 

Student

Required Courses (9 hours)

CJUS 5350 (3 hours) Seminar in Contemporary Policing

CJUS 5500 (3 hours) Administration of Criminal Justice Administration

CJUS 5850 (3 hours) Directed Studies in Police Executive Leadership

How to Apply

 

1. Apply to UNT's Toulouse Graduate School.

Student
  • You must be admitted to the Toulouse Graduate School before enrolling in the accelerated online program.
    • Submit your application at applytexas.org and choose the "Graduate Academic Certificate in Police Executive Leadership " 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 applytexas.org.
    • 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
        Email: GradAdmission@unt.edu
        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. Apply 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 certificate program. Applicants will be admitted to the online certificate 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 Program Advisor
University of North Texas
Department of Criminal Justice
1155 Union Circle #305130
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Email: Brooke.Nodeland@unt.edu or MSCJ-Advising@unt.edu

 

 

 

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 my.unt.edu. You will need to activate your EUID with the pin number and click on Admissions Status.
  • To check if your supporting documents (essay, resume, letters of recommendation) have been submitted:
    Email your full name and UNT Student ID to MSCJ-Advising@unt.edu. Enter "Application Status Update" as well as your name and UNT Student ID in the email subject line.

 

Graduate Academic Certificate in Police Executive Leadership

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Achieve Your Online Graduate Academic Certificate in Police Executive Leadership

The graduate academic certificate in Police Executive Leadership provides students with a solid foundation in the concepts, theories, and practices in law enforcement and will help professionals hone their skills and increase their knowledge to prepare them for advancement in the law enforcement field. Courses emphasize management, leadership and agency with a focus on theory and enforcement related analysis.

This program examines current issues in managing law enforcement agencies, contemporary policing practices and current trends in law enforcement.

In order to be eligible for admission into the Police Executive Leadership certificate program, applicants must have a four-year Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are not required for admission into the certificate program, but may be required for any student who later wants to formally enter the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program. The courses taken in the certificate program transfer directly into the Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree.

Benefits of this Program

  • The primary objective of the Graduate Academic Certificate in Police Executive Leadership is to provide an advanced academic credential for students entering or already working in the law enforcement field.

Worried that your busy lifestyle will get in the way of making your career goals a reality?

Our online program is the solution.

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  • Convenient. Log in at any time from any place.
  • Affordable. Costs $1,073.85* per 3-hour course for Texas residents and $1,515.48* per 3-hour course for Out-of-State residents – an excellent value for a master’s degree.
  • Flexible. Online courses allow you to set your own schedule.
  • Adaptable. With the option to take one, two, or three courses at a time, you can set your own pace to best fit your needs. (Financial Aid requires taking 5 graduate hours to qualify.)
  • Respected. UNT's criminal justice alumni can be found in virtually every criminal justice agency serving the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex and throughout the State of Texas.
*The amounts above do not include certain mandatory fees charged to students who are simultaneously taking courses on-campus nor do they include any college-level course fees. These costs are an estimate and the actual cost may vary based on the individual circumstances of the student (e.g., waivers or exemptions).

How does this program advance my career? This program is a perfect fit for:

  • Graduate students entering law enforcement and current full-time law enforcement officers and administrators.

How does it work?

  • The 9-hour Graduate Academic Certificate in Police Executive Leadership requires three (3) required core courses (9 hours) to complete the certificate.
    1. CJUS 5350 - Seminar in Contemporary Policing
    2. CJUS 5500 - Seminar in Criminal Justice Administration
    3. CJUS 5850 - Directed Studies in Police Executive Leadership
  • Online course schedule rotates throughout Fall, Summer, and Spring -- allowing you to easily fit the courses offered to your personal schedule.
  • If you take one course each session, you can earn your Online Graduate Academic Certificate in Police Executive Leadership in one year.

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Chilton Hall, Room 265
410 S. Avenue C
Denton TX, 76201 

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