Admission Requirements

For MA Degree

Applicants for admission to graduate study must hold a bachelor's degree, although not necessarily in criminal justice or criminology. Students with limited or no background in criminal justice or criminology may be required to remediate such deficiencies through additional coursework either prior to or concomitant with enrollment in graduate courses. Acceptance into the master's program is based on a combination of academic and professional factors. Students with a GPA lower than 3.3 must take the GRE test. All students should submit a writing sample and complete the statement of purpose. The Statement of Purpose should describe the student's career aspirations, educational and practical experience that were critical in their preparation for graduate studies, their research interests, and any additional information that may assess their preparedness for graduate studies. For more information, click here.