Admission to Program

The Graduate Committee cannot act on applications until they have been reviewed by the Office of Graduate Admissions, CH-123, and have met university admissions requirements. Completed applications for admission must be received by the graduate coordinator by April 1. Applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis and enrollment is limited.

In addition to the general requirements of the university, specific requirements for admission to classified graduate status are:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  2. Completion of an undergraduate major in criminal justice, criminology, sociology, or in an allied field such as psychology, administration, or another social science, or recommendation for admission to the program by the Graduate Admissions Committee. Competence in the following prerequisite areas: criminological theory, law enforcement, institutional and community corrections, research methods and statistics is expected;
  3. Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  4. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 overall and 3.0 ("B") in the major;
  5. Submission of any available GRE or MAT (Miller Analogies Test) scores, in the event the applicant feels that such scores would enhance their chances of admission. Submission of such scores is not mandatory;
  6. Submission to the criminal justice program of three letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with the student's academic work and potential to complete the program successfully. Letters must come directly from the writer or be included in a placement file, and will be evaluated by criminal justice faculty members.

For more information please visit our website. Department of Criminal Justice