Bridgewater State University offers students enrolled in the BS in Criminal Justice program the opportunity for early acceptance into the MS program.

Admission Requirements to the Criminal Justice Masters of Science Program via Early Acceptance

A criminal justice major may apply to the MS program while enrolled in the senior year of their BS program. Although students may be accepted into the graduate program at this point, they will be classified as undergraduate students until all requirements of the Bachelor’s degree have been fulfilled and the BS degree has been awarded.

Under the early acceptance program, students will be admitted and classified as graduate students in the semester immediately following conferral of the Bachelor’s degree. Students accepted under the early acceptance program must begin taking graduate courses the semester after receipt of their Bachelor’s degree.

The Department of Criminal Justice waives the GRE requirement and application fee for the Masters Degree Early Acceptance applicants.

The following are required to be accepted into the program:

Online Application - A completed online application
Resume  - A résumé which demonstrates the applicant's potential for leadership and academic achievement as evidenced by activities during his or her professional career or undergraduate studies
• GPA - Students must have achieved an overall Bridgewater State University earned GPA of 3.0 at the time their application is accepted.
• Letters of Recommendation - Three appropriate letters of recommendation, two of which must come from full-time BSU criminal justice faculty. (Applicants who do not believe they have worked with or taken classes from a full-time faculty member, should contact the Program Coordinator for guidance on this requirement).
• Personal Statement - Prepare a brief, but careful statement regarding the reasons you want to pursue graduate work in this field, your specific interest and experiences in this field, and your career goals

This program is Quinn Bill-approved.