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Master in Criminal Justice Admission Requirements

Admission to the Online Master's Degree in Criminal Justice program will be based on evidence that the applicant has demonstrated academic proficiency and the capability for success at the graduate level.

Documentation for the following items must be received before an admission decision is made:

  • Completed Graduate Application and payment of the associated fee
  • A completed Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit official transcripts from all applicable colleges/universities attended; must be received directly from the issuing college or university.
  • Completion of Supplemental Questions focusing on the applicant’s academic preparation, professional experience and aspirations in pursuing an Online Master’s in Justice Administration
  • Documentation of language fluency for non-native speakers of English, such as a score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the 8 International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or a report from Duolingo. This requirement is waived for students who have completed bachelor’s or master’s level coursework in the U.S. at an accredited institution. The minimum acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores for admission are: 
    • Paper-based TOEFL (PBT) - 550 
    • Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) - 79 
    • IELTS - 6
    • Duolingo - 100
  • Any international course work completed must have official transcript evaluations completed and submitted to the University by the evaluation firm. Evaluations MUST include GPA for admission.
    Approved Evaluation Firms are:
    • World Education Services (WES)
    • Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
    • International Education Research Foundation (IERF)
    • Educational Perspectives (EP)
    • SpanTran
  • Successful completion of an interview with the Program Director or the Program Director's designee

All admissions materials should be submitted to Graduate Admissions:

University of the Cumberlands
Graduate & Online Admissions

649 S. 10th Street Suite C
Williamsburg, KY 40769

Phone 606.539.4390
Toll Free 800.343.1609

Advanced Standing
Candidates for the Online Master's in Criminal Justice Degree Program may be admitted with Advanced Standing if they have completed career development training and education through the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council (KLEC), other appropriately credentialed professional agencies or organizations in Kentucky, or appropriately credentialed professional agencies or organizations in states outside of Kentucky.