57
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

West Chester University of Pennsylvania / Department of Criminal Justice is located in West Chester, PA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 17

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees 15-credit core (law, research, ethics, theories, and capstone independent research project); 15 additional credits of criminal justice electives

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

34
Applied
29
Accepted
23
Enrolled
85%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported May 15th No
Spring deadline Not reported October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0; two letters of recommendation

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

57
Total Graduate Students
70%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
29%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.51%
Black or African American 24.56%
White or Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.75%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.75%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (59%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Criminal law, criminal procedure, Constitutional interpretation, drug and alcohol prevention, drug courts, mental health courts, legislation related to sex offending, animal cruelty, pharmaceutical battery, terrorism, law enforcement
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA  19383
United States
Contact Dr. Mary Brewster
Chair
Email: mbrewster@wcupa.edu
Phone: 610-436-2630
Fax: 610-738-0491