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Admission to the Criminal Justice Master’s Program

Applicants are expected to meet the following standards:

  • Undergraduate degree, from an accredited university, in criminal justice, a related social science or other relevant educational experience.
  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00, to be admitted in good standing. (Students with less than a 3.00 GPA may be admitted on probationary status. See below.)
  • Satisfactory scores on the verbal quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination or the Miller Analogies Test.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons who are familiar with the applicant’s academic record.
  • Satisfactory completion of a research methods course and a statistics course. Lacking these, an applicant may be admitted on the condition that these courses will be taken prior to receiving the M.S. degree. Credits for such coursed will not count toward the degree.

Admission on Probationary Status

Applicants whose GPA is 2.75-2.99 may be considered for admission on probation. Students are removed from probation after completion of 9 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better.