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Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Available at the Milledgeville Campus and Macon Center.

The master of science in criminal justice program is to educate in-service and pre-service criminal justice students in critical thinking and communications skills and in knowledge of the discipline. The program will allow students to master the concepts, theories, and facts that underlie an understanding of the criminal justice system and to be able to apply their knowledge to criminal justice policy and practice. The criminal justice program offers advanced education in the knowledge, skills, competencies, and perspectives required for effective, efficient, responsible, and humane criminal justice agency management.

Contact Information

Dr. Sara Doude
MSCJ Program Coordinator
Georgia College
Campus Box 018
Milledgeville GA 31061

Graduate Admissions
Georgia College
Campus Box 107
Milledgeville, GA 31061
478-445-1336 (FAX)




Handbook (pdf file)

Application Deadlines
July 1 - Fall Semester
Nov 15 - Spring Semester
April 1 - Maymester
April 1 - Summer Semester

Application for Admission 
Students may apply online or by mail.

One official copy of all transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions should be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office at the time of application or at least eight weeks prior to the start of classes.

Standardized Tests
Criminal Justice requires the GRE (general test only) or MAT  for admission. To be granted regular admission status, the applicant must score at least 1200 on the admissions formula using the GRE, or at least 670 on the formula using the MAT. The formula is:

GRE verbal + GRE quantitative + (100 x undergraduate grade point average)
OR MAT scaled score + (GPA x 100).

Applicants who score under 1200 using the GRE admissions formula or 670 using the MAT admissions formula may be granted provisional status.

Letters of Recommendation
Submit three letters of recommendation to the Graduate Admissions Office (letters may be faxed or mailed).

Health Forms
Students are required to submit immunization records. The Certificate of Immunization (pdf) requires a physician's signature.

See the complete list of graduate programs.

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