Admissions

Admissions Requirements

A background in criminal justice is not required for this program. Applicants will be considered for acceptance based on the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree (in any field of study) from a regionally accredited university
  • At least one positive professional or academic letter of recommendation presented on corresponding professional letterhead
  • An overall 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) or higher from all previous undergraduate course work

Please note: An overall 2.75 GPA or higher will be considered for acceptance with at least one of the following:

  • Five years of criminal justice work experience (does not include social work)
  • Nine hours of graduate course work with a 3.0 GPA or higher for a regionally accredited college or university
  • A minimum combined score of approximately 300 on the verbal and quantitative parts of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Note: GRE scores are only valid for five years.

International applicants must have a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 (paper version) or 190 (electronic version) to be considered for acceptance.

Contact an Enrollment Advisor to begin the application process
Your Enrollment Advisor will provide you with all the necessary forms you will need to complete to begin your application. Because you will need to assemble information and provide documentation prior to moving to the next steps, your Enrollment Advisor will be a helpful resource as you move through the application process.

Order Your Official Transcripts
Your Enrollment Advisor will provide you with all the necessary forms you will need to complete to begin your application. Because you will need to assemble information and provide documentation prior to moving to the next steps, your Enrollment Advisor will be a helpful resource as you move through the application process.

Complete the Online Graduate Application
Your Enrollment Advisor will provide you with all the necessary forms you will need to complete to begin your application. Because you will need to assemble information and provide documentation prior to moving to the next steps, your Enrollment Advisor will be a helpful resource as you move through the application process.

Submit the Supplemental Information Form
Your Enrollment Advisor will provide you with all the necessary forms you will need to complete to begin your application. Because you will need to assemble information and provide documentation prior to moving to the next steps, your Enrollment Advisor will be a helpful resource as you move through the application process.

Tuition & Financial Aid

As many of our graduates have discovered, the investment you make in your education right now may begin paying off for you in as little as one year. UC’s Master’s in Criminal Justice boasts one of the most highly regarded programs in the criminal justice field at a cost competitive with similar graduate level programs. What’s more, you may be eligible for federal student aid in the form of grants, scholarships, and educational loans. There is no cost to apply for financial assistance, and you may qualify for a student loan regardless of your income or credit history.

Ohio Residents

1-year program

2-year program

$724 per credit hour $724 per credit hour
33 total credit hours 33 total credit hours
$21,702 total tuition $23,892 total tuition
Non-Ohio Residents

1-year program

2-year program

$739 per credit hour $739 per credit hour
33 total credit hours 33 total credit hours
$22,152 total tuition $24,387 total tuition

Tuition listed above is based on the 2014-2015 tuition schedule. Tuition and fees are subject to change. You will also be responsible for any additional costs toward the purchase of textbooks and course material (estimated between $100 – $200 per semester).

Financial aid for your education is available from a variety of sources, such as Federal Direct Loans, private scholarships, or alternative student loans for those who qualify.