Ph.D. in Criminal Justice

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Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Ph.D. program are only admitted in the Fall Semester; applications are due g>February 1. Applicants seeking admission to the program must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Studies:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. A master’s degree in Criminal Justice or an allied field
  4. Official test scores from the Graduate Record Examination
  5. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts for all academic work (Note: Grades must show evidence of the ability to do doctoral level work)
  6. Three letters of recommendation, preferably from faculty who are sufficiently acquainted with the student to comment on potential for success in the doctoral program
  7. Doctoral Follow-Up Application
  8. An original essay as described in the doctoral follow-up application
  9. A current resume or vita
  10. In some instances a personal interview may be requested
  11. International students ONLY: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) unless they have completed a degree in the United States (Note: A minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 [computer-based] is required)
A review of each student's application will be completed and admissions decisions will be made on a competitive basis.

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