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Bachelor’s + Master’s Program in Criminal Justice

Launch your career in an industry that values protecting people and society. The five-year combined B.A. + M.A. in Criminal Justice will shape you into a leader in federal and state law enforcement, government agencies, corrections, customs and borders, homeland security, cybersecurity, and more.

Starting in your senior year, you will take graduate-level courses that will broaden your perspective on ethics, morals, and social responsibility. Through intensive capstone projects, networking events, and faculty mentorship, you’ll develop the personal and professional connections that will make your desired career a success. Recent alumni are continuing their careers in the FBI, Secret Service, U.S. Marshals Office, the CIA, New Jersey State Police, and the DEA.

Progression Requirements

  • At the completion of your sophomore year at Monmouth University, you must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a 3.00 GPA in your major.
  • At the completion of your junior year, you must have 96 credits completed and a 3.00 GPA within your major.
  • Before the completion of your senior year, you must submit your online Graduate Studies admission application by the May 1 deadline. You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and meet the requirements for your intended graduate program.
  • At the completion of your senior year, if you have completed your undergraduate requirements for graduation, you will participate in the University’s Commencement program and receive your bachelor’s degree.
  • You may be required to take up to two graduate courses during your senior year. Your advisor and program director will provide guidance on course requirements. You will then follow the sequence of graduate courses for summer/fall and spring.
  • The $50 Graduate Studies application fee, recommendation letters, and essay requirements will be waived.
  • For more information about Monmouth University’s Five-Year Programs, please contact the Undergraduate Admission Office at 732-571-3456.
  • Students in the Five-Year Program who are currently residing in University-sponsored housing are eligible to participate in the housing selection process to live in University-sponsored housing during their fifth year.