have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
present official transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned. Transcripts can be emailed from the university to Admissions@IllinoisState.edu or mailed in a sealed envelope to: Office of Admissions, 201 Hovey Hall, Campus Box 2200, Normal, IL 61790-2200
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
Additional Program Admission Requirements
To be considered for this program you must meet the following requirements.
You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a master's program.
GRE scores are required if you’re seeking an assistantship. Score submission is optional for all other applicants.
Use institutional code 1319 to submit your scores to Illinois State.
Submit a goal state that includes the following information:
Your computer/technology skills
Rationale for pursuing a master’s degree in criminal justice
Long-term career goals
Your top three research interests in the field of Criminal Justice Sciences
Upload your current resume to the online application system. Include any prior research or teaching skills.
Letters of Recommendation
If you are not a graduate of Illinois State’s Criminal Justice Sciences undergraduate program, you must submit two letters of recommendation to the Department of Criminal Justice Sciences.