Admission Requirements: Certificate in Correctional Rehabilitation

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Admission into the University of Cincinnati’s Correctional Rehabilitation Certificate  is based on meeting the requirement outlined below.

Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s Degree (in any field of study) from a regionally accredited university
  • At least one professional or academic letter of recommendation from an individual you have known for a minimum of one year – at least one letter must be from a current or past supervisor
  • A personal goal statement
  • An overall 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or higher from all previous undergraduate coursework

– OR –

  • An overall 2.75 GPA will be considered for acceptance with at least one of the following:
    • Five years of criminal justice work experience (does not include social work)
    • Nine hours of graduate coursework with a 3.0 GPA or higher with a regionally accredited college or university
    • A minimum combined score of 300 on the verbal and quantitative parts of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within five years of your application*
      • *The GRE is not needed with a 3.0 GPA or higher

Bachelor’s Degree

A bachelor’s degree (in any field of study) from a regionally accredited university.


Letter of Recommendation

At least one professional or academic letter of recommendation from an individual you have known for a minimum of one year, presented on corresponding professional letterhead. At least one letter must be from a current or past supervisor.


Personal Goal Statement

The personal goal statement should explain how the Certificate in Correctional Rehabilitation will further your career goals in less than 500 words. You may also provide any other information about your ability to succeed in our program that you’d like us to consider.


Minimum GPA

An overall 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or higher from all previous undergraduate coursework. An overall 2.75 GPA will be considered for acceptance with at least one of the following:

  • Five years of criminal justice work experience (does not include social work)
  • Nine hours of graduate coursework with a 3.0 GPA or higher with a regionally accredited college or university
  • A minimum combined score of 300 on the verbal and quantitative parts of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within five years of your application.

Minimum TOEFL Score

International applicants must have a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 (paper version) or 190 (electronic version) to be considered for acceptance.

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