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Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Program Requirements Graduate School Application Deadline  Program Application Deadline Additional Program Application Required?
Minimum combined score of 750 (converted) on the GRE 

Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) 

Minimum formula score of 1875 (GPA x GRE)
For Spring 2016
apply by
December 7, 2015
For Spring 2016
apply by
December 7, 2015


Frequently Asked Questions

Are classes offered online?
Yes. All courses are offered online.

How long will it take to complete the program?
Typically, students complete the program in 18 to 24 months. However, students who complete coursework entirely online might take up to 36 months to graduate due to availability of appropriate coursework.

Will I have to write a thesis?
No. You can complete the thesis option, which includes 33 credit hours of coursework, or you can opt for the non-thesis option that includes 36 credit hours of coursework.

Are there graduate assistantships available?
A limited number of graduate assistantships are available. Contact us if you are interested in applying! Graduate assistantships are not available for students in the online program.

When will decisions be made regarding program admission?
Applications will be considered as they are received. Once a complete application has been made (including all transcripts and test scores), applicants will usually be notified of a decision within four weeks. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Next steps...

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application, transcripts, and test scores well in advance of deadlines published above. For more information about the Graduate School admission process, as well as the online application, please click here.

Program Cost
ULM has long been known for providing quality education at an affordable cost. Cost per credit hour varies based upon the number credit hours taken per semester, and approximate tuition and fee information is provided by the University Controller. Approximate cost of attendance can be found here.

Graduate Catalog
The catalog outlines university policies, tuition and fees, extensive program and degree information, and serves as your primary resource for all matters pertaining to your graduate studies and campus life. Click the links below for catalog information specific to each program.

Criminal Justice, M.A.

Still have questions? 

Contact our program coordinator for more information:

Dr. Attapol Kuanliang
Graduate Coordinator, Criminal Justice
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Stubbs Hall 208