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Master of Criminal Justice Admissions


M.A. in Criminal Justice

  • Completed application and non-refundable $60 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended in sealed envelopes or sent electronically to Meredith College from the institution(s).
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher. Writing sample and interview are required if GPA is lower than 3.0.
  • Two completed recommendations from people with knowledge of the candidate’s academic, professional, and/or work performance and potential
  • Statement of work experience (resume or C.V.)
  • A personal essay detailing career background and goals.
  • International Students only: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) — a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based) is required.

Criminal Justice Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

  • Application for post-baccalaureate study and non-refundable $25 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended in sealed envelopes or sent electronically directly to Meredith College from the institution(s).
  • One copy of applicant’s current resume or C.V.

Criminal Justice and Substance Use Disorder Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

  • Application for post-baccalaureate study and non-refundable $25 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended in sealed envelopes or sent electronically directly to Meredith College from the institution(s).
  • One copy of applicant’s current resume or C.V.

Application Deadlines

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

  • July 1 (Fall) 
  • December 7 (Spring)
  • April 1 (Summer)

Criminal Justice Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

  • July 1 (Fall)
  • December 7 (Spring)
  • April 1 (Summer)

Criminal Justice and Substance Use Disorder Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

  • July 1 (Fall)
  • December 7 (Spring)
  • April 1 (Summer)

Note: Applications may be accepted past the deadline and reviewed until the program is full.



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Lori Brown
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