Admission into the University of Cincinnati’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice online program is selective and based on meeting the requirements outlined below. A background in criminal justice is not required for this program.
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Fast Track Admission: automatic admission into the MS DL program for undergraduate students who graduate from UC (beginning Fall 2023)
A bachelor’s degree (in any field of study) from a regionally accredited university.
At least two professional or academic letters of recommendation from individuals 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.
The personal goal statement should explain how the Master of Science in Criminal Justice 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.
Must provide a current resume or CV.
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:
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.
Have you already completed some graduate study? You may transfer up to 9 hours of graduate credit in criminal justice or criminology courses from a regionally accredited college or university. These credits must have been earned within the last five years prior to entrance into the program and can be used only for general electives. Talk to your enrollment advisor to discuss the petition process.
Automatic admission into the MS DL program for undergraduate students who graduate from UC.
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Programs can be completed full-time or part-time. Many programs are set up to be part-time, with most containing fewer than 10 credit hours in any given semester. We know you have a lot going on, so want to make sure that school can fit into your schedule. Note: There are some exceptions.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
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