Admission Requirements

  • Applicants interested in the Master of Science in Criminalistics must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. The undergraduate degree does not have to be in criminal justice, but applicants are required to demonstrate a basic understanding and awareness of the criminal justice system.

    • Submit graduate application
    • Submit final, official, transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    • Submit three letters of recommendation
    • Submit an updated resume
    • Undergraduate degree (or expected completion of undergraduate degree prior to enrollment) preferably in criminal justice, natural science, computer science or related field.
    • Successful completion of undergraduate level coursework in the following courses, achieving a minimum grade of C in each:   Introduction to Criminal Justice, Investigative Concepts, Natural Science course
    • Minimum 2.75 overall GPA, 3.00 in prerequisite courses
    • Act 33/34 and FBI background check clearance is needed for full acceptance
    • Personal interview may be required. Student will be contacted to schedule interview.
    • All application materials must be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office no later than August 1 (for Fall admission), November 1 (for Spring admission), or May 1 (for Summer Admission).
    • The graduate assistantship deadline is March 15.