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Graduate Admission Requirements

Criminal Justice Online Programs

Graduate Admission Requirements

With the exception of international students, applicants who do not meet all the criteria for admissions may be granted Admissions with Conditional or Provisional status. The circumstances under which applicants may be considered for Conditional or Provisional admissions are described below.

Regular Admissions is a status for applicants that have met all the requirements.

Provisional Admissions is a status given to applicants with a 2.7 or higher GPA that have NOT submitted an official GRE score. Provisionally admitted students are granted only two 8-week terms to meet the GRE requirement, unless the GRE is waived by the graduate school.

Conditional Admissions is a status given to applicants with a GPA less than 2.7 but no less than 2.5, that have NOT taken the GRE at the time of submitting the application. Students admitted under this status are granted two 8-week terms to meet the GRE requirement (unless waived) and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above to be considered for regular admission.



  1. A Bachelor's degree in social science or related field from an accredited US Institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; or a Master's degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  2. An international applicant who has not completed undergraduate degree requirement at an accredited United States institution must present international credential evaluation report from either Education Credential Evaluation Inc. (ECE) or World Education Services (WES). Alternatively, academic records can be vetted internally by the Graduate School.
  3. A satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFEL), except applicants from TOEFEL exempt countries. 
  4. Official Transcript showing all undergraduate course work (and graduate course work pursued, if any) including cumulative GPA.
  5. Have a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher for all undergraduate course work, 2.7 or higher preferred.
  6. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) requirement is waived.
  7. A Statement of Purpose.
  8. A professional resume is optional.



  1. Application
  2. Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  3. Evidence of successful completion of Corrections/Police Academy