About this course
The Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration prepares students for careers in the field of criminal justice, and will enhance the careers of those already in the field. The program is designed as a cohort group to be completed within six semesters and includes an internship and final paper in the last semester.
There are 12 required courses for a total of 36 hours. Students will be required to take two courses per semester for six consecutive semesters. These courses focus on administration, management, policy making, law and ethics.
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