To gain admission to the Master of Science in Criminal and Social Justice Policy program, an applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation with an overall undergraduate grade point average of  3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students with a lower undergraduate grade point average may be reviewed for admission by the program faculty. 

Additionally, students will be required to submit a portfolio of materials including the following:

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and/or graduate institutions attended.
  • A one-page personal statement explaining the student’s educational and career goals.
  • Resume
  • Two professional letters of recommendation. Electronic signatures accepted.

Admission documents may be submitted electronically and should be sent to If you have questions, please feel free to call 843.857.4139.