Admissions Requirements

The California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS) and Alliant International University have different admissions requirements for undergraduate and graduate level programs. 

Undergraduate Bachelor's Admissions Requirements

Visit the undergraduate website to see Alliant's undergraduate admissions requirements.

Graduate Admissions Requirements - CSFS

  1. A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution (BA or BS accepted)
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Student’s with a GPA below a 3.0 may still apply; a GPA exemption form must be submitted
  3. Transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended
  4. Resume
  5. A letter of recommendation
  6. Essay
    • Requires one comprehensive essay of 2-3 typed, double-spaced pages, using distinct sections for each of the three following topics. Include your name and a page number on each page.

      1. A brief autobiographical sketch and your interest in the field of criminology. We are particularly interested in those experiences most relevant to this field.
      2. What competencies do you wish to gain from participating in this program?
      3. What do you believe you will contribute to the CSFS learning environment?


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