There are three opportunities to begin the program each year.

The upcoming start date is:

August 20, 2023

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We encourage you to apply as early as possible before the start of each term to allow sufficient time for application evaluation.

Admission requirements

Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice candidates must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. There are no prerequisites and you may apply with an undergraduate degree in any field.

The recommended minimum GPA is 2.5, however, we believe that your entire body of work provides a more accurate reflection of your potential to succeed. Therefore, you are still encouraged to apply if you do not meet the minimum GPA.

Admission materials

In order to complete the application, you must submit the following:

  • Completed application
  • Personal statement describing your goals and aspirations and how this degree will help you attain them (500 words).
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and/or universities. See below for more information.
  • Letter of recommendation from a previous professor or employer.
  • Current resume

Note: GRE test scores are not required.

Transcript submission details

All candidates must submit official undergraduate transcripts for all schools where credits were earned toward the conferred degree.

Official transcripts can be sent to our office electronically (directly from the institution) to or via mail (in sealed envelopes) to:

Lynn University
3601 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Attn: Office of Admission

International students

The online MSCJ proudly accepts international students. Please visit our International Students page for more information.

Graduate transfer credit policy

Lynn University accepts a maximum of nine transfer credits for graduate students.

For more information on the official transfer credit policy, visit our Transfer Credits page.

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To learn more about Lynn University's online Master of Science in Criminal Justice and download a free brochure, fill out the fields below. You can also call 877-388-7239 to speak to one of our admission counselors about the degree program.

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