A complete application for Criminal Justice, M.S. necessitates the following university and program requirements be met.
In addition to the University requirements of admission, all students seeking a degree for the MS in Criminal Justice must also meet the following requirements:
Transfer Credit: Up to 6 hours of transfer credit may be applied to the degree program. Such credit must meet the requirements specified in the "Transfer of Credit" section of this catalog, be recommended as applicable to the degree program by a graduate faculty advisor, and be approved for transfer application by the MCJ Graduate Program Coordinator.
Dual Credit: In accordance with GVSU policy, undergraduates may enroll in some graduate courses (see prerequisites) but must have: at least a 3.0 GPA; completed 85 semester hours; a permit from the instructor; and must fill out the GVSU "Dual Credit Request Form." Credit earned can be used as part of an undergraduate program or as part of a future graduate program but cannot be used for both purposes.
Strongly Recommended: Students who do not have undergraduate degrees in criminal justice or criminology may be required to take undergraduate courses at the discretion of the MCJ Graduate Program Coordinator. Approved courses, such as, introduction to criminal justice, criminology, research methods and statistics are highly recommended prior to acceptance into the program. These are preparatory courses and cannot be used to satisfy graduate degree requirements; only graduate credits can be applied to degree requirements.