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Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Science in Criminal Justice must meet the following requirements for admission.

  • Application for Admission
  • Application fee: $50 (non-refundable)
  • Official copies of your undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from any college(s) or universities you have attended.
  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a related area with a minimum 3.0 undergraduate cumulative average. If a student does not have a background in a related area, he/she may petition the department chair for consideration.
  • Two professional and/or academic letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s potential in the profession and ability to complete a graduate program
  • Personal Statement that addresses the reason you are interested in pursuing graduate work in this area of study
  • Students for whom English is a second language must submit official score results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The required minimum acceptable TOEFL score is: 79 Internet-based (213 computer based or 550 paper-based) or minimum IELTS score: 6.5.

Send application materials to:

Graduate Admissions
LIU Post
Admissions Processing Center
P.O. Box 805
Randolph, MA 02368-0805

Residence Requirements and Transfer Credits

A degree candidate for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice must complete at least 24 credits in residence. Residency is defined as the completion of graduate courses offered by the department or by other graduate departments. Graduate courses taken at other institutions before admission, may, if approved by the department chairperson, be applied toward the master’s degree. Transfer credit is limited to 12 semester hours of credit and granted only for grades of B or better.