In order to be considered for admission to the program, a complete application must be presented for review, including:
- Bachelor’s degree with a major or minor in any of the social sciences with a 2.7 GPA or a 3.0 for the last two years of undergraduate studies, class ranking will also be considered;
- Three professional or academic letters of reference;
- An official GRE with a combined score of 950 on two sections or a MAT score of 45 or better; For WSU students with a GPA of 3.3 or higher this requirement is waived.
- A narrative statement about your professional goals, academic experience, factors which support your future endeavors.
Students must meet all three criteria listed below:
Westfield State University students with a GPA of 3.3 entering into their final semester or after completing their undergraduate degree would be considered for the program.
Students who are entering their final semester at Westfield State University may be eligible to take two courses from graduate credit, assuming the 120 credits needed to complete their BS will be fulfilled independently of the MS coursework.
All students will be required to complete the entire graduate application packet, WITH THE EXCEPTION of the standardized test requirement.
Deadlines and Notice of Decision:
Our Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is available to begin either in the Fall or Spring semesters. The deadline to apply for Fall is March 1st. The deadline to apply for Spring is November 1st.