Application Requirements

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Graduate Admissions

To apply to the master’s programs

For newly admitted students

Application Status Request


Questions or comments with respect to the information presented on this webpage should be directed to Office of Graduate Studies.



Before submitting your application to the Admissions Office, please be sure you have included the following, as per the graduate admissions website :

  • Transcripts of undergraduate and other graduate coursework
  • three letters of recommendation  
  • a personal statement of approximately 300 words giving reasons for wanting to pursue graduate study

In addition, applicants must submit:

  • scores on the aptitude test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).  For information and arrangements to take the test, applicants may write to the Graduate Admissions Office, obtain information via the internet at, or contact the Educational Testing Service at 1.609.771.7670 or 1.866.473.4373.  To register to test in the United States, American Samoa, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada, register online or call 1-443-751-4820 or 1-800-GRE-CALL (1-800-473-2255). To register to test at an international location, register online or contact the appropriate Regional Registration Center, which are listed at
  • Applicants whose first language is not English and who were educated in a country where English is not the official language, must submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  The minimum acceptable score is 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test, and 79-80 for the Internet-based test.


Special Requirements

Applicants to the International Crime and Justice program must meet the following requirements:

  • Eighteen (18) credits of undergraduate level coursework in the social, political and behavioral sciences, including an undergraduate statistics course (equivalent to our Statistics 250, ‘Principles and Methods of Statistics’ course) and an undergraduate economics course; if students have not taken an undergraduate economics course, they must pass Public Administration 704, ‘Economic Principles for Public Administration’ prior to enrolling in International Economics.