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Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Program Requirements

Regular Admission

Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree with a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or a 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of attempted be regularly admitted.

Applicants who have earned any graduate or terminal degree from a from a college or university accredited and recognized at the institutional level by the US Department of Education (USDOE) will qualify for regular admission to a master’s program provided they meet all other eligibility requirements.

Conditional Admission

Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree with a minimum overall GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale or a 2.50 on the last 60 hours of attempted coursework to be conditionally admitted.
Meet a minimum formula score of 622.6 (2.2 GPA x 283 GRE) or for MBA applicants only, 1000 (GPA x 200 + GMAT) 
With a GPA of 2.2 or higher, some candidates with 5 years of employment in a relevant field of study may qualify for a waiver of test scores in some programs.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are classes offered online?
This program is offered fully online.

How long will it take to complete the program?
Typically, students complete the program in 18 to 24 months.

Will I have to write a thesis?
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.



Next steps...

Graduate Catalog
The catalog outlines university policies, tuition and fees, extensive program and degree information. Click on the link below for catalog information specific to the program.

Criminal Justice, M.A.

Still have questions? 

Contact our program coordinator for more information:

Dr. Rob Hanser
Graduate Coordinator, Criminal Justice
School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Strauss Hall 216


ULM Graduate School
Sandel Hall Room 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

(318) 342-1036