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Admissions Requirements

MSCJ Admissions Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree – Student must complete bachelor’s degree from an institution with regional accreditation or equivalent verification in the case of international degrees. An international degree must follow university policies in existence for certifying international degrees and/or credit.

  • Recommended undergraduate course work: Introduction to Criminal Justice and Criminology, or other courses on policing, corrections, and juvenile justice

Standard Test Scores and Grades

  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher on a four (4)-point scale
  • Entrance interview may be requested if one or more requirements are not met.

Letters of Reference – Two letters of reference from the applicant’s undergraduate instructors or one letter from an instructor and one from a professional source are required.

Personal Statement – Submit an essay detailing the student’s purpose for attending the LMU MSCJ program, relevant skills, qualification, preparation, and a statement of goals after completing the program.

Transfer Credit – A maximum of nine (9) graduate credit hours or the equivalent of graduate work closely related to the MSCJ degree will be allowed in transfer by approval of the program’s Admissions Committee.

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