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Admission Requirements for Graduate Programs at University of South Carolina-Columbia

Admission Requirements: Master of Human Resources: GRE optional.

Admission Requirements for Master of Human Resources:

  • An earned undergraduate degree from an accredited institution is required.
  • Transcripts
  • Essay
  • Letters of recommendation
  • professional work experience
  • GRE or GMAT scores are optional.

Admission Requirements - Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice - GRE Required

Applicants to the M.A. program in Criminology and Criminal Justice must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. While an undergraduate background in criminology, criminal justice, or a relevant social science is preferred, it is not an absolute requirement.

The application process involves several steps:

  • Submission of a university application via the Graduate School's website. This includes a 500-750 word statement of interest that clearly outlines the applicant's study or career ambitions. This personal statement should detail the applicant’s specific interests in the field of criminology and criminal justice, as well as their academic and professional goals.
  • Provision of two academic reference letters. These should come from professors or other qualified individuals who can attest to the applicant's potential for success in graduate-level academic work.
  • Presentation of test scores from either the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), the General GRE (with both verbal and quantitative sections), or the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), taken within the last five years.
  • Submission of official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, providing a comprehensive view of the applicant's academic history.

Each element of the application is designed to assess the candidate’s readiness for graduate study and suitability for the field, ensuring a good fit both for the student and the program.