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Criminal Justice Graduate Admissions Requirements

For admission to graduate study in the Department of Criminal Justice applicants must first be admitted to the NCCU Graduate School. Additional information on graduate admissions can be found at the NCCU School of Graduate Studies Site. All applications for admission must be submitted using the NCCU Web-based Application Site

  • Applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average or a 3.0 grade point average during the last four semesters of study.
  • Applicants must include contact information for two persons submitting reference letters on your behalf.
  • Applicants must submit a personal statement.
  • Applicants must submit a writing sample/essay of no less than 8 pages, excluding references.
  • Applicants for the Professional Option must include a resume.
  • All documents must be upload on line as part of the electronic application package.

Limited funding is available for students. This funding is awarded based on a competitive basis. Students are advised to contact the Director of Graduate Programs for the Criminal Justice Department for more information.  In addition, students should contact the University Financial Aid Office for information on other funding sources.

For more information please contact the Department of Criminal Justice Director of Graduate Studies:

Dr. Lorna Grant
Phone: 919-530-5291
Office: 303 Albert N. Whiting Criminal Justice Building
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