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Welcome from the Graduate Programs Director

Dr. Jaya Davis


Welcome to the next level of your education! Speaking for faculty and staff, we are excited to have you as part of the UTA CRCJ graduate community. We look forward to assisting and supporting you as you continue to achieve your educational and professional goals and to strengthen your leadership skills. 

Your graduate faculty have expertise in a broad range of criminal justice areas. As educational and professional mentors, we are ready and able to guide your critical assessment of current issues in criminology and criminal justice with a wealth of academic and practical experience. 

You have chosen a path not often traveled. There are no promises that this will be easy. You will be challenged. If you embrace the challenge, you will be rewarded, not only with a Master of Arts degree, but with a network – faculty, staff, fellow students, alums, and those that come after you – that will support you throughout your professional career. Make the most of this opportunity. 


Jaya Davis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Graduate Programs Director
304 University Hall