BA in Criminal Justice/MA in Criminology

Steven Tuch teaches graduate students in SOC 6231: Data Analysis in Gelman B01

Students interested in furthering their studies in criminology may pursue the combined BA in Criminal Justice/MA in Criminology. Coursework draws from criminal law, forensic science, abnormal psychology, human rights, ethics and much more.

The BA/MA program allows students to complete nine graduate credits as part of their undergraduate program, thereby completing the master’s degree within five and a half years. Students must earn a B or better in all graduate courses and complete the thesis requirement for MA in Criminology students.


Application Requirements

  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.40 in GW classes and 3.50 in the major at the time of application.
  • Complete at least 75 undergraduate credits.
  • Apply to the graduate portion of the program no later than April 1 of the junior year.
  • Complete a Combined Degree Program Application Form.
  • Prepare and submit all required materials to the department director of graduate studies (not CCAS Graduate Studies). Note: Combined degree applicants are not required to submit GRE scores.
  • Students need not pay the application fee for the MA application.

CCAS Guidelines for Applying to Combined Degree Programs


Course Requirements

Students take nine graduate credits as part of their undergraduate program. All requirements for both the BA in Criminal Justice and the MA in Criminology must be fulfilled.