Statement on Suspension of Graduate Program
March 15, 2011
We have suspended admissions to the M. S. program in Criminal Justice effective fall quarter 2011 for budgetary and programmatic reasons. The graduate program in Criminalistics is not affected by this decision and will continue to accept new students (although the application deadline has passed for the fall 2011 class). We plan to resume acceptance of criminal justice graduate students in fall 2014. We will continue to post updates about the graduate program in the coming months. If you have any questions about either of the graduate programs, please contact Professor Joseph Peterson at email@example.com. Thank you.
Graduate Program Application Process for Criminal Justice and Criminalistics
Applicants must satisfy both university and school requirements before admission to the criminalistics or criminal justice graduate degree programs. Acceptance to the University does not guarantee acceptance to the School.
Students must complete two applications: one to the California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), and one to the School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics.
The application to CSULA can be completed and submitted online through CSUMentor (http://www.csumentor.edu/). The application to the School, in PDF format, can be obtained below. Applications can also be obtained at the School’s office. The application can be mailed or hand delivered to the address provided on the application. The School has one graduate application, on which the applicant will indicate the specific degree program of interest.
All applications to the School must be received by March 1st of the calendar year the applicant seeks to be admitted. New criminalistics and criminal justice graduate students are accepted only in the fall quarter of each academic year.
Grade Point Average:
For admission to the School’s graduate programs, a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter units (or last 60 semester units) and 3.0 in the undergraduate major are required for consideration.
Graduate Record Exam:
For admission to the School’s graduate programs, applicants are required to have an acceptable Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score. Applicants must arrange to take the GRE and have their scores sent directly to the school by the Educational Testing Service.
Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted with the school application in addition to the transcripts required by the Office of University Admission and Outreach (CSULA application).
Applications to the School’s graduate degree programs will not be considered until all of the above conditions are met.
If you would like to speak with a faculty member regarding the School’s programs, please contact Dr. Joseph Peterson for general information on the Criminal Justice Graduate Program and Dr. Katherine Roberts for questions and advisement on the Criminalistics Graduate Program. Enrolled Criminal Justice graduate students can contact Dr. Denise Herz for advisement.
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