You will have an opportunity to participate in small, engaging classroom discussions about problems and issues that happen locally, regionally, nationally, and globally in the field. Our professors will help you better understand how policing, the courts, and corrections function, operate, and relate to each other, as well as the larger society and the world.
Students admitted to the graduate program who do not have an undergraduate degree in criminal justice or a related field may be required to take preparatory courses at the undergraduate level.
A student applying to a master's program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
To be considered for this program you must meet the following requirements.
You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a master's program.
GRE scores are required if you’re seeking an assistantship. Score submission is optional for all other applicants.
Use institutional code 1319 to submit your scores to Illinois State.
Submit a goal state that includes the following information:
Upload your current resume to the online application system. Include any prior research or teaching skills.
If you are not a graduate of Illinois State’s Criminal Justice Sciences undergraduate program, you must submit two letters of recommendation to the Department of Criminal Justice Sciences.
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|Spring (January)||October 15|
The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
Graduate assistants receive
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from contiguous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
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