Admission to the graduate program in Criminal Justice is based on:
In determining admission for the individual applicant, the Graduate Committee evaluates the student's undergraduate record (with special emphasis on upper-division courses [junior/senior year]), the level of difficulty of course work, as well as grade point average (GPA) in the student's major, the strength of recommendations, and the quality of the personal statement. The standard for admission as a regular Master's student is an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better.
Applicants with an undergraduate GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 may be considered for admission, but are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and have the GRE scores sent directly to WSU. In addition, applicants with an undergraduate GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 must upload their exception statement as part of the online application process.
Your application must be submitted by the appropriate deadline in order to be considered for the following semester.
*Complete Fall and Winter term applications will be reviewed on June 1st and October 1st respectively. Applications are not accepted for the Spring/Summer terms.
Applicants to the Master of Science program in Criminal Justice must:
The Graduate Bulletin contains regulations that determine admissions, tuition and fees, student records, academic procedures and degree requirements. Those regulations are supplemented by the policies and procedures contained in this document. The Bulletin can be accessed on-line at www.bulletins.wayne.edu.
Questions concerning the admission process should be directed to the Criminal Justice Department at 313-577-0772
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