Applying for the Master of Science in Criminology and Professional Practice
How to Apply
Applicants to the MS Program at Saint Louis University must apply on the Graduate Education Degree and Certificate Programs website and select Criminology and Professional Practice (MS).
Supporting application documents should be sent to:
Office of Graduate Admission
Saint Louis University
DuBourg Hall, Room 150
St. Louis, MO 63103
Application Form and Fee
2 Confidential Reference Letters*
*One Academic and one Professional. Academic: professors whom you have taken class with. Professional: Supervisors from employment or from volunteer experience in social work or related field.
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Applicants are required to fill out an online application, submit a résumé, professional statement, three confidential reference letters, two academic and one professional, and transcripts. In some instances, an interview may be required. Additional factors considered in determining an applicant's eligibility include academic achievement, strength of the undergraduate program attended, work experience, previous graduate degrees, motivation, leadership and service.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applications are only accepted for the fall semester. The priority deadline for funding consideration is March 1; the final deadline is August 1. Applicants must have submitted their application by the priority deadline to be considered for graduate assistantships and scholarships.
The GRE or other test scores are not required for the MS.
SLU offers new and continuing MS students partial tuition-remission merit-based scholarships. Applicants who apply by the priority deadline can also apply for graduate assistantships.