Interested in making the world a fairer, safer place? EKU Criminology & 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
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- 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.
- Have a combined score of at least 286 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE and an analytical writing score of 4.0 (GRE: V=146, Q=140, AW=4.0). GRE may be waived with previously earned graduate degree.
- 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 a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice, primary and secondary motivations for pursuing this degree, your educational interests, potential research interests, and what you hope to accomplish).
- Submit two letters of recommendation directly to the Criminal Justice Graduate Program Coordinator in the College of Justice & Safety.
Job Opportunities for Graduates:
Academic or applied careers in
- Social Justice Studies
- Criminal Justice
Where are Recent Graduates Employed?
- Academic or professional school
- Non-profit organizations
- District Attorney's Office
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- State Department
- U.S. Marshals Service
- Department of Agriculture