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Graduate Program

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    Dr. William Calathes, J.D., Ph.D.
    Graduate Coordinator
    Email: wcalathes@njcu.edu
    Phone: (201) 200-2419
    Fax: (201) 200-3482

    Located in the Professional Studies Building, Room 202

    Master of Science in Criminal Justice

    A Master of Science in Criminal Justice, increasingly important for advancement in the field, prepares students in the nature and causes of crime, the management of correctional systems and the techniques and applications of research. In addition this program provides opportunities for in-depth study in specific areas of interest.


    Requirements for Admission to this degree track:  

    • The completion of a Bachelor’s degree. 
    • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 
    • Meet all minimum requirements of the Graduate Studies Office. These requirements include: completed application; transcripts; recommendation letters; essay; resume; and GMAT test results. 
      • Update on Graduate Requirements & Test Waiver Request  
    • Supplemental supporting evidence, such as an interview, writing sample, or portfolio may be required.
    • Students admitted to the master’s program without undergraduate course work in criminal justice, nor relevant work experience in criminal justice, may be required to take preparatory academic work. This may include a sequence of reading or the undergraduate course; Introduction to Criminal Justice.

    Additional requirements for international students include:

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language test result (TOEFL), and Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), or World Education Services (WES) evaluation of international transcripts.

    Graduate courses from other institutions may be accepted with approval

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