Criminal Justice, B.A./Criminal Justice and Human Rights, M.A

Advanced Admission to the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice & Human Rights

The Department of Criminal Justice, Anthropology, Sociology, and Human Rights offers select undergraduate students majoring in criminal justice at Georgian Court University the opportunity to apply for admission to the traditional M.A. in Criminal Justice and Human Rights program after completing 44 credits and at least four required criminal justice courses. For acceptance, students must:

  • Complete an Advanced Admission to the M.A. in CJHR Application;
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and 3.2 in the major program;
  • Provide at least one letter of recommendation from faculty in the Department of Criminal Justice, Anthropology, Sociology, and Human Rights or another full-time GCU faculty member attesting to the ability of the student to succeed in the program.
  • Complete an interview with the M.A. program director.

Students meeting the above criteria will be accepted into the M.A. program and may take as many as four M.A. courses (12 credits) upon completing 60 undergraduate credits; that is, while they are still undergraduate students. While acceptance into the M.A. is assured, that acceptance is deferred until the undergraduate degree is conferred. The B.A./M.A. program requires students to complete all the undergraduate and graduate degree requirements.