Combined BSCJ / MSCJ

Combined BS/MS in Criminal Justice

The combined BS/MS degree program allows qualified students to earn both degrees in a shorter amount of time than typically required for earning degrees sequentially. To be considered for admission to the combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program, students must have completed at least 75-90 credits in the bachelor’s degree program and meet the admissions criteria for the graduate degree program. Students need only apply once to the combined degree program, but the application must be submitted to Graduate Admissions before the student starts the last 30 credits of the bachelor’s degree program. A student admitted to the combined degree program will be considered to have undergraduate status until the student applies for graduation from their bachelor’s degree program. Upon conferral of the bachelor’s degree, the student will be granted graduate status and be eligible for a graduate assistantship. Only 5000-level or higher courses, and no more than 12 credits may be applied toward both degrees.

Admission Requirements

  1. Current enrollment in the Bachelor of Science program in criminal justice at FIU.
  2. Current GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  3. Grade of “B” or better in both an undergraduate research methods and a statistics course.
  4. Letter of application describing your reasons for pursuing an advanced degree and career plans.
  5. Example of your written work.
  6. Current resume.

Combined Bachelor's/Master's Form

Completion Requirements

Completed Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice at FIU including up to 12 credits (4 courses) of graduate criminal justice courses completed with a “B” or higher grade.