MSc - Criminal Justice Administration

West Virginia State University (WVSU)
United States
Master's Degree
Study mode
3 years
August January
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

Students admitted to the program must have:

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70
  • Standardized test scores from exams (GRE, GMAT, LSAT or MAT) completed no more than seven years prior to the application submission to the program
  • The candidates who earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to waive the standardized test requirement
  • Candidates who have experience working as a manager or an administrator of a company or government agency can request to waive the standardized test requirement
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Demonstrate knowledge of American Government 
  • At least one course in statistics or research methodology

​English Language Requirement:

  • All candidates for whom English is not their native language must take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the IELTS Exam. On the TOEFL, a minimum of score 500 (paper-based exam), 173 (computer-based), or a 61 (Internet-based) is required. On the IELTS, a minimum score of a 6 is required. These candidates may choose to submit the TOEFL or IELTS exam. Graduates of English speaking universities will have TOEFL requirements waived  Applicants can be granted conditional admission


  • Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration
  • Technology Applications for Criminal Justice
  • Ethical Practices in Administration
  • Law Enforcement and the Community
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Criminal Justice
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership Psychology
  • Planning Organizational Staff Development
  • Strategic Planning and Policy Formulation
  • Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice Administration
  • Crisis Management, Homeland Security and Critical Incident

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