III. Admission

1.  Regular Admission and Conditional Admission

Minimum requirements for Regular Admission: Overall GPA of 3.0 (or 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours)

Minimum requirements for Conditional Admission: Overall GPA of 3.0 (or 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours)

These are minimum requirements; the Graduate Committee may use higher standards in its discretionary assessment of candidates.

A conditionally admitted graduate student must earn an average of “B” or better in his/her first 12 credit hours of graduate-level work. Failure to satisfy this condition will result in the student being academically suspended. A student who satisfies this condition automatically gains the status of a regularly admitted graduate student. If the 12 hours are completed in a term in which the total credits exceed 12, the evaluation is made on the basis of all graduate-level work completed at the end of that term of enrollment.

2.  Non-Degree Admission

The Department does not admit non-degree students into its graduate program.  Non-degree students may not enroll in graduate courses in criminal justice.

3.  Expedited Admission

Undergraduate seniors who are majoring in criminal justice; enrolled at The University of Alabama; have completed at least 61 hours; have an overall GPA of 3.3 or better; are recommended by the Graduate Director in Criminal Justice; and wish to apply for admission to graduate study in criminal justice may be eligible for a simplified admission process. Contact the Graduate Director in Criminal Justice for further details.

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