Combined B.A./M.A. in Criminal Justice


The School of Criminal Justice, Political Science, & International Studies offers a combined degree program that affords students the opportunity to combine their undergraduate and graduate studies. With the approval of their academic advisor and the program director, students can take up to two designated graduate courses that fulfill the requirements for both undergraduate and graduate degrees, thus accelerating completion of their Master of Arts in Criminal Justice.

Students opting for the combined degree program must meet the minimum admission requirements for students applying to the graduate program in criminal justice as set forth in the current issue of the Graduate Studies Bulletin; the only exception of having obtained their baccalaureate degree.

It is recommended that students interested in the combined degree program declare their candidacy upon successful completion of 64 credits and/or upon entering their junior year; however, no later than having completed 90 undergraduate credits. This affords students the opportunity to collaborate with their advisor in the timely and appropriate selection of undergraduate and graduate courses.

To qualify for the combined program in Criminal Justice, students must possess and maintain a minimum of a 3.00 overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA), a 3.25 grade point average (GPA) within the criminal justice major, and be able to demonstrate a proficiency in writing. Students in the combined degree program must maintain a minimum of a 3.00 GPA in the graduate courses for which they have been approved.  

For further information on the Master’s in Criminal Justice go to: M.A. in Criminal Justice

For further information, please contact

Dr. James Kenny

Email: kenny@fdu.edu