DeSales University offers a unique opportunity to obtain your Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Criminal Justice in just five years.
In this five year program, you will begin taking master's level courses during your senior year of undergraduate study. These courses will count both towards the completion of your undergraduate degree and your Masters of Arts in Criminal Justice degree. This gives you a unique advantage to save both time and money while completing your criminal justice education.
Two types of students may apply to the program:
- High school seniors
accepted to DeSales University with a major in criminal justice with an SAT score of 1150 or higher (ACT of 23 or higher)
- DeSales University criminal justice majors in their junior year
with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
High School Seniors
must be accepted to DeSales University with a major in criminal justice with an SAT score of 1150 or higher (ACT of 23 or higher)
High school seniors interested in the program should apply to DeSales University as a criminal justice major through the traditional application process. If accepted to DeSales, you will receive a letter from the program inviting you to apply to the 5-Year BA/MACJ. An interview will then be scheduled either in person or via telephone. After the interview, the you will receive written notification regarding whether you are accepted to the program.
If accepted to the 5-Year Program, you will be required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher throughout your undergraduate career. Failure to maintain the required grade point average could result in removal from the program. Assuming you meet the requirements, you will begin taking graduate level course during the fall semester of your senior year at DeSales.
DeSales University Juniors
must be in your junior year with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
Criminal Justice majors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher are invited to apply for admittance to the 5-Year Program. Juniors are required to complete a written application, which requires at least two letters of reference. Download the junior application here or contact the Department of Social Sciences secretary.
This application process is available to transfer students, as well as undergraduates who have changed their academic major to Criminal Justice while at DeSales University. After completion of the application process, you will receive written notification regarding your acceptance to the program. Professor Jennifer Moore
For more information, please contact
610-282-1100 ext. 1649