Combined BS/MS in Criminal Justice

Combined BS/MS in Criminal Justice

The combined 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, students must have at least 30 credits to pursue before the completion of the bachelor’s degree program at FIU and no fewer than 75 credits of degree requirements completed. Students must also meet the admissions criteria for the MS in Criminal Justice. Only 5000-level or higher courses, and no more than 12 credits may be applied toward both degrees.

Admission Requirements

  1. Current enrollment in an approved bachelor’s degree program at FIU.
  2. GPA of 3.2 or higher in upper division coursework.
  3. Grade of “B” or better in an undergraduate research methods course.
  4. Letter of application describing your reasons for pursuing an advanced degree and career plans.
  5. Example of your written work judged by the admission committee to be of sufficient quality.
  6. Two letters of recommendation from professors or employers familiar with your academic and professional qualifications.

Application for Admission to the Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Program

Completion Requirements

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