About this course
The graduate degree in Criminal Justice expands upon the solid preparatory undergrad Criminal Justice program with its mixing of aesthetic sciences, sciences, and connected segments. Further, the relationship between the criminal equity undergrad and graduate projects is necessary in serving the instructive objectives of the district and the condition of California and in contributing in corresponding approaches to assembling a superb, far reaching college. Expanding upon its dedication to magnificence of showing and adapting in the undergrad program, the essential obligations of the expert's system in Criminal Justice incorporate, yet are not restricted to, the headway of insightful exploration and arrangement for understudies to instruct in advanced education.
As per the philosophical supporting and institutional duties, the essential objectives of the graduate program in Criminal Justice are to:
- meet the general population and private interest for scholastically arranged and professionally-skillful criminal equity experts;
- give scholarly accentuations in exploration and information examination and criminology while including an extraordinary accentuation showing criminal equity at the post-optional level;
- increment social, etymological, and sexual orientation differences among criminal equity professionals with a specific end goal to address the needs of a socially and semantically different group; and
- advance the University's central goal by extending understudies' scholarly skylines, helping them achieve their possibilities, and empowering an energy for long lasting learning.
- Completion of a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university.
- At least 15 pre-baccalaureate units in criminal justice, criminology, and/or related discipline as approved by the program director.
- An undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
- A grade of B or better in an upper-division research and methodology course.
- Three letters of reference.
- A 1-2 page letter of intent specifying the applicant's interest in the program, academic and professional background in preparation of graduate study, motivation to advance in the field of criminal justice through study, and intent to study full-time or part-time.
- A sample of the applicant's written work (ideally a library research paper, a theoretical research paper, or an empirical research paper/ proposal in the undergraduate major).
- International students who have not received their undergraduate degrees from institutions in which English is the principal method of instruction must submit minimum scores of 550 total and part scores of 54 on the Test of Written English as a Second Language (TOEFL) or 213 total and part scores of 21 on the computer TOEFL.