Admission

We invite applications from students with a bachelor's degree and a solid academic background. Applications for this program are accepted throughout the year. You may begin the program in the summer, fall, or spring term.

To apply for official acceptance as a degree-seeking student, submit the following application materials to the office of graduate services:

  • The graduate application form. Students also have the option to apply online.
  • $35 application fee
  • One official transcript sent directly from the college/university to graduate services, of all previous undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Official test scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), or the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). (Call (513) 745-3360 or email (XUGRAD below) to request a MAT or GRE test booklet. The MAT is offered here at Xavier. For information about registering for the MAT, please call 513 745-3531. If you have previously taken the GRE and want to have your scores sent to Xavier, please contact GRE at 888 GRE-SCORE. Visit the LSAT website for more information.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Applications are processed immediately upon receiving all of the necessary materials, and applicants are notified of their status as soon as possible. The admission committee considers all of the information contained in the admission application, including prior grades, test scores and evidence of potential for success in graduate study.

Questions regarding the application process may be e-mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Services at xugrad@xavier.edu

Learn More

Contact the department at (513) 745-3518 or email criminaljustice@xavier.edu. For additional information, contact the Office of Graduate Services at (513) 745-3360 or email xugrad@xavier.edu.