Future students: Graduate admissions

Unlock the gateway to justice, investigate your potential and graduate to a future of impact at Wayne State University – turning passion into purpose and transforming the pursuit of truth into a lifelong commitment.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

We're currently accepting applications for the online program only. An admissions moratorium is in effect for the in-person program for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Deadlines for admission:

  • Fall: Jun. 1
  • Winter: Oct. 1
  • Spring/summer: Feb. 1

Applicants to the Master of Science program must submit:

  • Application to graduate school
  • Transcripts from the applicant's undergraduate school/college
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which is strongly encouraged to be written by a former professor/instructor (submitted online)
  • Personal statement

Personal statements should generally address the applicant's qualifications, career goals and interest in crime and justice-related issues. Your statements should be no longer than two single-spaced pages and must be submitted as part of the online application process.

View all admissions criteria and requirements

Contact 💬

Director of Graduate Studies, Charles Klahm
For general information, application inquiries or assistance.

Office of Graduate Admissions, gradadmissions@wayne.edu or 313-577-4723
For questions/inquiries about the online application or Wayne State University in general.