- A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
- A written statement of intent that discusses the student’s preparation for graduate study.
- If minimum requirements are not met, the graduate faculty may grant an applicant conditional admission to the program as a premajor if the applicant has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (4.0 scale)
a. A minimum of five years of full-time work experience in the criminal justice field.
b. A minimum combined score of 290 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
- Applications may be accepted after the deadlines published by the Graduate Office for the fall/spring semester. Requests for late application should be made to the department chair.
1. An undergraduate descriptive and inferential statistics course from a four-year institution.
2. An undergraduate research methods course from a four-year institution.
In addition, all applicants should review the "Admission to a Graduate Program" section in the current Graduate Catalog.
In addition to 36 credit hours of coursework, the exit requirements for students in the criminal justice graduate program consist of a graduate comprehensive examination or a master's research paper.