For BS in Criminal Justice and Criminology or BS in Forensic Science, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission:


Applicants must have or will have completed a BA/BS degree from a nationally accredited university. Applicants with a GPA of 3.3 or higher are not required to take the Graduate Record Exam; all other applicants must take this exam, and submit their scores. All applicants must submit a writing sample, a personal statement of purpose, three letters of references, and official transcripts.

For MA in Criminal Justice and Criminology, request information.

BS/MA in Criminal Justice and Criminology

The BS/MA degree program is rigorous and focused. Applicants must have a 3.5 overall GPA, apply in their junior year, and complete these courses in Criminal Justice and Criminology with at least a 3.5 GPA before their senior year: CRMJ 101, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, and 322 or 323. As part of the requirements, all students must complete a statistics class, such as CRMJ 316 or STAT 103. To view course descriptions, click here.

A student admitted to the program must satisfy all undergraduate degree requirements, including core and major requirements.

One letter of recommendation from a full-time faculty member of the criminal justice department and two letters from other full-time faculty at Loyola are required as part of the application process.

For more information or an application form for the 5-year BS/MA program, contact Dr. David Olson, Graduate Program Director:

Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.7564