In addition to the general requirements for admission to graduate study in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the following requirements must be met for admission to the Graduate Program in Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
- Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and have a minimum overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with a minimum GPA of 3.0 during the last half of their undergraduate education are shown preference; however, a 3.0 GPA does not guarantee admission.
- Applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and achieve a composite score of at least 1,000 total in the quantitative and verbal sections or a GMAT total score of at least 500. Note that achieving these scores does not guarantee admission. An applicant with a GRE score lower than 500 in any section may be required to receive special academic counseling and evaluation prior to any admission decision. Additional course work may be required, and admission as a provisional student may be stipulated. Applicants who have been awarded an advanced degree may petition the admissions committee for waiver of the GRE requirement. Applicants with seven or more years of professional experience in the criminal justice or public safety profession may petition for a waiver of the standardized test requirement.