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The Master of Arts in Crime and Intelligence Analysis program is unique, one of only a few such programs in the United States. It is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills specific to the field of crime and intelligence analysis. A hallmark of the program is the practical research project students complete during the second year, which pairs student teams with agencies to solve specific agency-designated problems.

Courses You'll Take

The curriculum in the Masters in Crime and Intelligence Analysis program develops students’ abilities to find, evaluate, and utilize information. Students will apply what they learned during their coursework when they complete their practical research projects with agencies during the second year of the program.



Requirements for Admission

  • Online application for admission.
  • Official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from each institution attended with all degrees posted. All transcripts must be from accredited institutions.
  • Undergraduate transcripts must show a minimum of six undergraduate hours with an earned grade of “C” or higher as follows: CJ 4113 Research Methods in Criminal Justice or CJ 4043 Intro to Criminal Justice Statistics and CJ 3633 Criminology OR SOC 3633 Criminology.
  • To be admitted, students must meet at least one of the following criteria.
    • A 2.75 GPA overall or 3.00 GPA in the last 60 hours attempted.
    • A GRE minimum score of 150 Verbal and 145 Quantitative and a five or better on the writing exam of the GRE. 
    • Possess a master’s degree from an accredited university/ college with an overall GPA of 3.00.
  • A two-page statement of purpose for obtaining this degree and a writing sample as directed by the graduate program advisor.
  • One letter of recommendation from an academic professional.
  • Students with a native language other than English must submit evidence of English language proficiency. *Students falling below these standards may qualify for conditional admission.