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Admission Requirements

To be granted full admission to the Graduate School, the applicant must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. institution (or equivalent from a foreign institution)
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of completed coursework. Admission-Warning status is only granted to students who have between a 2.5-2.99 GPA. Students admitted under admission-warning are placed on Academic Warning. Students must achieve a 3.0 cumulative grade point average their first semester of enrollment or they will be placed on Academic Suspension.
  • Completed graduate application through ApplyTexas, and the $45 application-processing fee
  • Submitted all official transcripts from all previous academic coursework
  • Satisfied other applicable program prerequisites

An applicant who does not qualify for full admission may be granted conditional admission.  Conditional admission will not be granted to an applicant whose GPA is less than a 2.5 on the last 60 hours of completed coursework.  A student who is conditionally admitted must satisfy all conditions before receiving full admission.

Besides College of Graduate Studies requirements, the Criminal Justice Department has 2 departmental requirements for full admittance. These requirements are listed below.

  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Interview via phone/Information session

Students may apply for a $500.00 first-time scholarship by applying for General Scholarships.

Admission Steps

  • Complete Graduate application (do this on-line through ApplyTexas)
  • Submit the essay & $ 45.00 fee