Graduate Admissions


  • Admission requirements and guidelines:

    All regular requirements of the university, as set forth in the catalog, must be met prior to admission into the Master of Science Program in the Department of Criminal Justice. The departmental admission criteria are:

    • Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited 4-year college or university, or equivalent from a foreign country.
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0. (on a 4.0 scale) on overall undergraduate coursework.
    • Successful completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
    • Three letters of recommendation from persons capable of adequately assessing the applicant’s potential for success in the program.
    • An interview or evaluation approval by the admissions committee.

      Provisional Admission:

    Applicants who fail to meet the above requirements may be admitted on provisional basis. Provisional admission consideration will be based on fulfillment of all the following:

    • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) on all work completed.
    • Will not be allowed to register more than 9 credit hours in the first semester in the program, and must maintain a minimum grade of “B”.
    • Provide three letters of recommendation from persons capable of adequately assessing the applicant’s potential for success in the program.
    • Complete GRE within one year of admission into the program. 

    Application Deadlines

    Fall Semester  April 15

    Spring Semester  October 30

    Summer Sessions  April 15

     

    Graduate Studies Page

    Admissions Process