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Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Admission Requirements

Applications to the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program are on a rolling basis, with a deadline of May 1 for the fall semester and November 1 the spring semester. Applicants seeking admission to the program must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Studies:

  1. An undergraduate degree from an accredited academic institution in an allied field

  2. Official transcripts of all academic coursework previously undertaken

  3. A GPA of 3.0 or higher

  4. Official GRE scores may be requested to demonstrate graduate study readiness if the GPA is inordinately low

  5. At least three letters of recommendation from undergraduate professors referencing the applicant's ability to perform graduate work

  6. A personal essay regarding career background and goals

  7. International students are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based) is required.

Upon receiving the application and transcript, the department will solicit an online technology assessment from the applicant. A holistic review of each student's application file will be completed with admission offered on a competitive basis.

Application Requirements

  • Graduate Admissions Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  • Official transcripts of all college-level coursework
  • Undergraduate degree in an allied field
  • Three recommendation letters from undergraduate professors
  • Personal Essay
  • Official GRE scores may be requested to demonstrate graduate study readiness if the GPA is inordinately low

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