Dual Admission Program Application Deadlines for Fall 2015

  • Priority Deadline: February 1
  • Final Deadline: March 15

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Dual Admission – Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Criminal Justice

A dual admission program in criminal justice is available for freshmen and transfer students. Criminal justice is the study of the legal rules of court procedure, police history and procedure, criminology, and the use of corrections as a means of rehabilitating convicted criminals. The study of criminal justice can give the undergraduate student a richer understanding of the structure and process of how laws, police, courts, and corrections all interact to work as a collective whole. The Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice will provide the student with a comprehensive overview of the criminal justice system and insight into how its various components interact. Criminal justice is a career-oriented major focusing upon the inter-relationship among crime, the criminal justice system, and society as a whole. As such, there are many potential career opportunities for a student studying criminal justice. The following list represents some of these opportunities: municipal, county or state police officer, Federal law enforcement officer, court administrator, juvenile court counselor, correctional administrator, probation officer, law, pre-sentence investigator, private security officer or investigator, parole officer, social worker, criminal justice educator or researcher.

Dual admission students who complete the bachelor’s in criminal justice, which consists of 120 credit hours, will have 6 credit hours waived in required master’s elective courses, requiring them to take only 30 credit hours rather than the standard 36 credit hours to complete the master’s in criminal justice. An alumni tuition discount is available to all students who enter the master’s program after receiving their undergraduate degree at NSU; this can save a student 20% on graduate tuition.


Bachelor of Science
Master of Science in Criminal Justice 

Years to Complete 4+1 year (30 credit hours)
Undergraduate Admission Requirements
Freshman: ACT/SAT/GPA 22/1000/3.0
Transfer: College GPA 3.0
Student Type Day or Evening
Preadmission interview No
Deadlines Fall 2015 : Priority Deadline, February 1 / Final Deadline: March 15
Winter 2016 : November 1st
Due to the highly competitive nature of many Dual Admission programs, seats for some programs will fill prior to the final deadline.
College Requirements to Enter Graduate Program
Undergraduate Major Criminal Justice
Cumulative GPA 3.0
Major GPA 3.0
Degree Required Yes