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Wayne State University

Department of Criminal Justice

Detroit, MI

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Wayne State University

Overview

Wayne State University / Department of Criminal Justice is located in Detroit, MI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Science/Juris Doctor (MS/JD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 16

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (for applicants with a GPA of 2.75-2.99)
Comp Exam Required
Three-credit essay, thesis, or capstone seminar

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

57
Applied
20
Accepted
15
Enrolled
35%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st May 1st Yes
Winter deadline October 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (for applicants with a GPA of 2.75-2.99)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 or written statement and writing sample; bachelor's degree from accredited college or university; two letters of recommendation; personal statement

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7
TWE: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

40
Total Graduate Students
77%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
22%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.5%
Black or African American 20%
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (30%)
Female (70%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Comparative/international criminal justice and criminology, corrections, criminal justice policy, deviant behavior, life-course criminology, juvenile justice, corrections, and delinquency, mental health and crime, policing, positive psychology, suicide, wrongful convictions
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI  48202
United States
Contact Dr. Shanhe Jiang
Chair
Email: fx6954@wayne.edu
Phone: 313-577-2705