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Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
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Criminal Justice, MS

Department: Criminal Justice  

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully compete in a variety of professional positions in criminal justice or in closely related fields and prepares students for doctoral programs as well. 

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 based upon four years of course work
  • GRE scores required for applicants with a GPA below 3.5
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation, with preference given to academic letters of reference
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Expanded Personal Statement of goals, purpose and motivations

Bridgewater State University offers students enrolled in the BS in Criminal Justice program the opportunity for early acceptance into the MS program. Click here  for more information about the early acceptance program.

For more information, contact the program coordinator.

Program of Study

Other courses

With the approval of the graduate coordinator, students may take up to two of these courses or other approved graduate courses:

Exit requirement (6 credits)

 Students may select a thesis or non-thesis option.

Thesis option

Non-thesis option

  • A comprehensive examination, which should be attempted in the last semester of the student’s program. Please see the Graduate Academic Policies  section of this catalog for additional information.
  • Plus six additional credits from the list of elective courses above. 

Total minimum credits: 33