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Graduate Admissions

Admission to a CLJ Graduate Program

There are basic deadlines, fees, and requirements set by the UIC Graduate College that you should review before beginning your application. If you have already viewed these requirements, you can find additional information and links about applying to a graduate program in Criminology, Law, and Justice below.

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In order to apply to a CLJ graduate program, please complete an online application and submit the required materials.

Department Admission and Degree Requirements

The department of Criminology, Law, and Justice sets its own requirements for admission in addition to the requirements set by the graduate college. Select the degree you plan to apply for in order to view details.
MA in Criminology, Law, and Justice
PhD in Criminology, Law, and Justice

Already applied? You can check the status of your application here.

Application Deadlines

The UIC Graduate College posts useful information on deadlines for all graduate programs every year, but as they mention, some programs have deadlines that are earlier than the general deadlines. Please be sure to note the specific graduate application deadline information for the CLJ department.

View the graduate application deadlines for the department of Criminology, Law and Justice below as well as at the following link:

  • Fall 2022 (Masters)
    • Domestic – March 15th, 2022
    • International – February 15th, 2022
  • Fall 2022 (PhD)
    • Domestic & International – Jan 15th, 2022
    • Fellowship and Priority: Dec 1, 2021

Already applied? You can check the status of your application here.

GRE requirement waived for Fall 2022 application
(Note that CLJ at UIC only accepts applications for Fall semesters).