Interested in making the world a fairer, safer place? Eastern Kentucky University’s Criminology and Criminal Justice program might be the right path for you. Get a broad-based academic experience, learn the theory behind responsible public policy and reform, and prepare for a meaningful career of public service. This program focuses on addressing the problems and issues our society faces with regard to crime and our reaction to crime within a larger cultural and structural context.
Criminal justice graduates are expected to be:
- Conversant with the theoretical and legal principles in criminal justice
- Knowledgeable of the essential research contributions in the discipline
- Capable of quantitative and qualitative research and data analysis appropriate to the discipline
- Competent to assume leadership, policymaking, research and instructional responsibilities in criminal justice
Learn more below.
|Master of Science|
|Criminology and Criminal Justice|
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
- Have a 3.0 GPA overall OR 3.25 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work
- Earn GRE combined scores of:
- At least 286 on the verbal and qualitative portions of the GRE
- Analytical score of 4.0
- GRE: V=146, Q=140, AW=4.0
- (GRE may be waived with previously earned graduate degree.)
- Submit two letters of recommendation directly to:
- The Criminal Justice Graduate Program Coordinator in the College of Justice & Safety
- Apply to and meet the admission requirements of the EKU Graduate School
- Submit a personal statement to the EKU Graduate School, including
- Personal and professional objectives in pursuing an EKU Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice
- Primary and secondary motivations for pursuing this degree
- Your educational interests
- Potential research interests
- What you hope to accomplish
Job Opportunities for Graduates
- Academic or applied careers in
- Social Justice Studies
- Criminal Justice
Where are Recent Graduates Employed?
- Academic or professional schools
- Non-profit organizations
- District attorneys’ offices
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- State departments
- U.S. Marshals Service
- Department of Agriculture
Ready to apply?
Visit the EKU Graduate School website to get started.