The general requirements governing admission, standards of work, and admission to candidacy, which are established by the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, apply to all students working toward the Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Criminology & Criminal Justice. In addition, applicants for the Master of Arts in Criminology & Criminal Justice must have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (based on a 4.00 scale).
Applicants must submit a one to two page typewritten statement, which minimally includes the following: career goals, including professional achievement; academic experience to date; and how a master's in criminology from Indiana State University will assist the applicant in achieving personal and professional goals.
The applicant must provide three letters of recommendation from academic/professional resources. Not more than one of the letters can be from the Indiana State University Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Applicants are to submit the typewritten statement and letters of recommendation to the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the address below.
While the applicant need not have completed an undergraduate major in criminology, he/she should have graduated from an accredited undergraduate institution, and must have completed the following courses or their equivalents: Criminology 200 (3 credits) and Juvenile Delinquency 423 (3 credits); and 12 credits of courses in sociology, psychology, and political science.
Criminology 200 and Juvenile Delinquency
423, or their equivalents, must be taken as
undergraduate courses prior to admission to
the graduate program; however, a student
will be able to take six credits of
undergraduate criminology plus six credits of
graduate course work in departments other
than Criminology & Criminal Justice under a
Tentative Admission status. The 12 credits of
courses required in the social sciences may
be taken for undergraduate credit at the
same time as graduate courses are being
taken toward the degree.
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