Mississippi Valley State University

November 23, 2014

Admissions

Requirements for Master of Science
Degree in Criminal Justice

An applicant may be granted a regular or conditional admission to the Master of Science program in Criminal Justice.

Regular Admission

Requirements for regular admission are:

1. The applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from an institution approved by a recognized accrediting agency.

2. The applicant must be elibible to re-enter, in good standing, the last college or university attended.

3. The applicant must provide evidence, by official transcript, of a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50 for all undergraduate work, or a 3.00 GPA in at least six hours of graduate work from an accredited university or college.

4. The applicant must present official GRE scores (verbal and quantitative section only). The GRE requirement serves as one of the criteria required fro admission.

5. The applicant must submit three (3) letters from persons familiar with the applicant's fitness for graduate studies.

6. The applicant must complete an application for admission.

Conditional Admission

Conditional admission may be granted to applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement for admission, or do not possess acceptable GRE test scores. However, the conditional status may be removed if the student maintains a GPA of 3.00 or better in the first 12 credit hours of completed graduate work.