No Minimum GRE for Admission to graduate programs in Criminal Justice, Safety Studies - Updated 2021
Master in Criminal Justice
College description: Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Enrollees in this program do not need to submit Graduate Record Examination scores.
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
College description: The Master of Arts degree program in criminal justice provides students with skills necessary to examine and analyze the major areas of the field, focusing on the nature of crime, law and social control, as well as the process of planning change in a system as complex as the criminal justice system.Within this general framework, students will have an opportunity to pursue special interests in criminal justice that are consistent with the philosophy of the program.Applicants to the Master of Arts program must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university, with a major or minor in criminal justice or a closely related disciplineBecause of this reality, the Criminal Justice designed a course that can serve the dual purposes of enhancing the understanding and knowledge of those already acquainted with criminal justice as an academic discipline, while familiarizing those outside the field with the structure, operations and nuances of the justice system. As one of the six core classes in the program, CRJ 740 students are exposed to a combination of classic and current readings, they discuss several of the most provocative and troubling aspects of the system, and they complete writing assignments designed to show a deeper understanding of the problems faced by the justice system.Remember that major change occurring in one component of the justice system can have severe repercussions on the others if not anticipated and planned for.Another major thread throughout the course will be developing ethical insights into unintended consequences of justice policy and practice with particular reference to race ethnicity, gender and sexuality.Students learn criminal justice from both academic and professional perspectives.
A major thread of this course is that law is policy, not practice and will be approached both through a critical pedagogy methodology and the learning and application by students of several qualitative techniques, including Blackian analysis and Hohfeld/Marsh analysis.
The thesis is, as the name implies, a statement made by the author on a given subject. This statement must be based on existing research or theory and supported or refuted using data.
Some students might increase their chances of being accepted by taking extra classes or by retaking the GRE if scores are too low.
There is no minimum required GRE, however applicants will be evaluated as to their entire application.