M.S. Justice Studies (Admissions & Contact Information)

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M.S in Justice Studies admission process (in-person) (online)

Visit Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations for information on applying to graduate school at San José State University.

 Online Program Applicants

Admissions requirements for the program including degree or course requirements for admission, admissions timeframe, etc. are explained below:

Admission Deadline for Fall 2015:

Opens for applications: May 1, 2015
Closes for applications: June 30, 2015
Document deadline: June 30, 2015
Application fee deadline: July 15, 2015

  • Potential students are required to hold a B.A. or B.S. degree.
  • Potential students must have a GPA of 3.0
  • We will require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • A general understanding of computers and technology
  • Access to a computer with Internet connection
  • International applicants must have a TOEFL score of 550 (paper version) or 80 (internet-based).
  • Potential applicants are required to submit a statement of purpose (see Students Admissions).
  • Potential applicants are required to send a resume (see Student Admissions).
  • Potential students will be required to submit a transcript (see Student Admissions)
  • However, we do not require letters of recommendation.
  • Complete the University's online graduate application.
  • Completing the online CSU Mentor Application www.csumentor.edu/.
  • Fill out the application to show only your bachelor’s degree institution.
  • Students will be required to provide a resume.
  • Provide your statement of purpose.
  • Obtain one sealed transcript for your Bachelor's degree (and if applicable, one for your Master’s degree). Send transcripts to: Graduate Admissions & Program Evaluation

San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0017

  • When you click the "Submit" button, the application is electronically submitted to the SJSU Office of Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluation (GAPE). Be sure to print out the "Confirmation" web page for future reference.
  • Pay the CSU Graduate Application fee. We strongly encourage payment by credit or debit card. Credit card payments may be made when completing the CSU Mentor online application. If paying by check, mail the check to:

Attn: Geeta Patel
Graduate Admissions & Program Evaluation
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0017

Please direct questions to

Dr. Sang Kil, Graduate Coordinator
Department of Justice Studies
San José State University
One Washington Square
MacQuarrie Hall 524
San José, CA 95192-0050
Email: js-grad-admissions-group@sjsu.edu

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 In person Applicant Requirements

Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE) requires the following information by the specified date.  

  1. Application submitted through CSU Mentor
  2. Information for domestic applicants can be found at GAPE Domestic applicants page.
  3. Information for international applicants can be found at GAPE International applicants page.
  4. Applicants must have maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher in their last 60 semester units (90 quarter units) of coursework  and a 3.2 or higher in their respective major.
  5. Official Transcripts (must be sent sealed by the issuing institution)

The Department of Justice Studies requires the following information be submitted as a hard copy to Dr. Sang Kil

  1. Essay

    Please respond to the statement below.

    Please identify a justice-related issue you see as particularly relevant to our society, and provide some critical reflection about it. In your essay, you may want to focus on one or more of the following questions: What are the social causes of this issue? What are its historical origins? What explains its persistence? How does it impact the human rights of individuals involved? How is this issue being addressed by our society? Could it be addressed differently? What policy changes would be needed?

    Your response should be no more than 1,250 words in 12-point font, single-spaced; and be sure to cite and reference any sources you may use. Format of the paper, citations and references are open, but should be consistent throughout. Please submit an original copy of your statement (in .doc or .pdf format) along with the rest of your application materials to the Graduate Coordinator by April 1, 2015.
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation relating to your academic ability and potential to succeed at the graduate level.  Academic references preferred.

**Note:  GRE scores are not required

Submit Department required paperwork and direct questions to

Dr. Sang Kil, Graduate Coordinator
Department of Justice Studies
San José State University
One Washington Square
MacQuarrie Hall 524
San José, CA 95192-0050
Email: js-grad-admissions-group@sjsu.edu

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