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"Students’ success is not simply a good grade but also how they can apply the knowledge that they learned from the classroom to the outside world and contribute to society and mankind." - Dr. Attapol Kuanliang, Associate Professor Criminal Justice, School of Social Sciences, College of Business & Social Sciences.

Master Degree

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MA)

This degree program offers a 33 semester-hour (thesis option) or a 36 semester-hour (non-thesis option) plan. Applicants must complete the bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a major in the field of Criminal Justice. Other bachelor’s degrees will be considered on an individual basis; selected undergraduate background courses may be required to remove undergraduate deficiencies.

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In addition to the University requirements for admission to the Graduate School at ULM, all applicants for regular admission to the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice degree program must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. An overall grade point average of at least 2.5 on all undergraduate work pursued and a formula score of at least 2000 using the following formula: the combined total of the Verbal and Quantitative scores on the Graduate Record Examination multiplied by the student’s grade point average on all undergraduate work pursued.
  2. A minimum grade point average of 2.2 on all undergraduate work and a formula score of at least 2200.

If an applicant does not meet one of the criteria for regular admission to the degree program but has at least a 2.2 grade-point average on all undergraduate work pursued and a formula score of at least 1650; he or she may be admitted conditionally upon recommendation of the Criminal Justice Committee on Graduate Admissions and Policy.

Students who are admitted conditionally may not earn more than one grade lower than B and no grade lower than C during the first twelve semester hours of graduate course work. Any graduate student in the Criminal Justice degree program who earns more than two grades less than B or any grade less than C on graduate work will not be allowed to continue in the Criminal Justice graduate program.

For more information about this program please see the ULM Graduate School.