Admission Requirements

Applying for Admission

For consideration, applicants must submit the following:

  1. A completed online application with supplemental materials (
    • Formal essay focused on:
      • Academic and work history
      • Reason for pursuing graduate study in criminal justice
      • Future career goals
    • Current resume
    • $50 application fee
  2. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (GPA of 3.00 or higher)
    • Undergraduate social science research methods course with grade of C or better
    • Undergraduate statistics course with a grade of C or better
    • Applicants with a GPA of 2.70 to 2.99 may be considered conditionally

Official transcripts may be sent directly to the Graduate Recruitment & Admissions Office:

By Mail:

Central Connecticut State University
Graduate Recruitment & Admissions Office
1615 Stanley Street
Davidson Hall 116
New Britain, CT 06050

By Email:

Admissions Contact

Graduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Michelle Cubellis
Associate Professor
Criminology & Criminal Justice
Graduate Program Director
Criminology & Criminal Justice
R.C. Vance Academic Center

Academic Department