Master of Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 credits of undergraduate course work.
  • A grade of “B” or better in both an undergraduate research methods and a statistics course.
  • A letter of application, explaining the potential student’s interest in the program and reasons for applying.
  • An example of the student’s written work.
  • A current resume.

International students are required to achieve a minimum score of 550 (CBT-213) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Meeting minimal standards does not guarantee admission, as all requirements will be considered cumulatively. In addition, anyone who does not present a GPA of 3.0 or higher or a “B” or better in the research methods and statistics courses can still be considered by the MSCCJ Graduate Admissions Committee for admission or conditional acceptance. In these cases, the student may submit some or all the following which will be reviewed by the committee for evidence of high promise in the program:

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores taken within the last five years.
  • Trend of undergraduate grades.
  • Mature work experience.
  • Completion of up to three CCJ or related graduate courses with a "B+" or higher in each.

Admission Process

The admissions process is fully described in the FAU Graduate Catalog,, which is updated annually. The process begins with submitting a formal application to the university, arranging for transcripts from all institutions attended since high school to be sent to the Admissions Office, and completing the Student Immunization Form.

Admissions Deadlines

Students Fall Spring Summer
Domestic July 1 November 1 April 1
International February 15 August 15 January 15