Master of Science in Criminal Justice Admission Requirements
- Baccalaureate degree in criminal justice with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 from an accredited college or university
- Official transcripts from institutions where you received a degree, from which you are transferring prerequisite courses, or any international institutions.
- Unofficial transcripts from all other institutions from which you received credit
- Completed application including narrative component
- Three completed recommendation forms
- Professional goal statement
Applicants who possess a baccalaureate degree not in criminal justice may also be considered for admission to the MSCJ program. However, they must first complete undergraduate courses CJAD 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice and CJAD 415: Criminal Procedures, earning a "B" or higher in both. Subsequent to successful completion of these courses their file may be reviewed for admission to the MSCJ program.
Applicants not meeting the minimum 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA requirement, but who possess a baccalaureate degree in criminal justice or a related field, may take up to 9 graduate hours (observing necessary prerequisites) during which time they may reapply for formal admittance to the MSCJ program.