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Master of Arts in Criminal Investigation (MACI)

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission into the MACI Program, applicants must submit the following:

  1. Application and essay.
  2. Official transcripts* of all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  3. A current resume.

In order to be admitted to the program, applicants must have:

  1. Graduated from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
  2. A successful Committee interview – Students seeking admission into the MACI Program may be admitted on a regular or conditional basis. The MACI admissions committee will review the applicant’s educational background and work experience to determine his or her admission status based on the following criteria:
    • Completion of a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
    • Quality of the applicant’s academic record and educational background.
    • Undergraduate or graduate courses relevant to Criminal Investigation.
    • The nature and extent of the applicant’s work experience.
    • Involvement in communication activities.

Regularly admitted students are applicants who the Admission Committee determines have the preparation to successfully complete the program.

Some applicants whose GPA is less than 3.0 may be admitted to the program conditionally and permitted to enroll in a maximum of four courses (12 credits). Upon completion of the four courses and fulfillment of any specified conditions, the student’s record and admission criteria will be reviewed to determine the student’s potential for successfully completing the program. If the evaluation of all relevant admission criteria is positive, the student must apply for admission to candidacy. After approval, the student will be permitted to complete the MACI Program.

*Integrated 5-year programs will accept in-progress Bachelor’s degree transcripts when students apply during their junior year.