Armstrong Online


Admission - MS in Criminal Justice

All required courses are delivered 100% online.

Admission Requirements

  • A 2.5 overall grade point average or higher on completed requirements for a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and a 2.75 grade point average over the last two years of undergraduate study (last sixty semester hours)
  • A score of no less than 150 on the verbal section and a 141 on the quantitative section or a 3.5-4.0 on the analytical section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)(See note under Admissions Examinations on page 13 about using revised GRE scores after August 1, 2011); or, a score of no less than 44 (402-407) on the Miller Analogies Test.
  • Letter of Intent, approximately 500 to 1000 words in length, to the MSCJ coordinator indicating applicant’s intent to enroll if selected, a brief paragraph about applicant’s academic background and professional credentials, and a statement concerning applicant’s reasons for desired enrollment in the program.
  • Two letters of recommendation addressing applicant’s 1) academic work; 2) professional experience, if any; 3) ability to handle master’s level curriculum, and 4) how the applicant can be expected to contribute to the program.
  • While an undergraduate degree in criminal justice is not a prerequisite to admission, newly-admitted students must be deemed adequately prepared for graduate study in this essentially multidisciplinary area. Students who lack the necessary background may be required to complete additional undergraduate course work. However, with a major in social science or a minor in criminal justice, and at least a C in a course in statistics, no additional course work will be required.

Please visit the Office of Graduate Admission for general admission information.


Format Online
Credits Required 36
Tuition per credit hour
(not including fees)
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