Accelerated Master's Program
Accelerated Master's program (B.S. or B.A. / M.A. joint degree) makes it
possible for highly motivated and qualified undergraduate students who
determine early in their postsecondary education that they wish to pursue
graduate studies in criminal justice. This four and ½ year program makes it possible
to earn a baccalaureate degree and a master's degree from the School of
Criminal Justice. There are several requirements before one can be considered
for admission into this program:
planning is necessary to complete the undergraduate requirements within 96 credits.
Students also need to fulfill all general requirements for admission
consideration (e.g., GRE scores, personal statement, three letters of
recommendation, etc.). All applications are due May 1st and will be reviewed by
the M.A. Academic Oversight Committee. Earlier applications will be considered ahead
Completion of ninety-six
(96) undergraduate credits in liberal arts subjects;
completion of the core requirements;
of criminal justice or justice studies major requirements;
cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or better at SCJ.
answers to the three questions that make up the personal statement. If
available, test scores such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test scores
will additionally be taken into account, and will substitute for question 2 of
the personal statement.
Students interested in this program should contact the SCJ Office of Academic Program and Student
in their first year of undergraduate studies; an official declaration of intent
must be filed during the sophomore year. Application for early admission to the
School of Criminal Justice is then made at the beginning of the second semester
of the junior year.