Regular admission requires that the student has met ALL of the following requirements:
- The applicant has submitted a completed Application for Admission and resume to the Graduate Center.
- *The applicant has taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller's Analogy Test (MAT) within the last five years, and the scores have been received by the Graduate Center. An undergraduate GPA of 3.5 may be substituted for the graduate school entry examination.
- The student has earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited senior institution.
- The student has provided the Graduate Center with official transcripts from ALL institutions where undergraduate or graduate courses have been taken.
- The student has provided the Graduate Center with two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the student's work or academic record. Recommendations from family members are NOT acceptable.
- The student has provided the Graduate Center with a personal letter of work experience no more than 500 words outlining his or her academic and career goals.
No single criterion will be decisive. Each item will be considered in relation to the applicant's total qualifications. Although Charleston Southern University has preferred levels for such criteria, each application is evaluated on an individual basis.
*The testing requirement may be waived if previous graduate level courses have been taken or the undergraduate degree conferral date has been more than 10 years. Decisions to waive this requirement will be made on a case-by-case basis by the Director of the Criminal Justice Graduate Program.
For questions about the admissions process, documents needed/received, or your application status, please contact:
Graduate Enrollment Counselor