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Requirements and Application Process

What is Required to Participate in the Program?

  • Be a bachelor's degree-seeking, freshman or sophomore with a declared major in criminal justice. Students must not have taken any criminal justice courses prior to applying.
  • Be a United States citizen. 
  • Opt in to the Public Safety Academy program and complete an application (see below).
  • Be willing to complete additional training, field lab experiences, and periodic written exams.
  • Pass a physical exam.
  • Must have a minimum overall 2.8 GPA prior to admittance and must maintain a 2.5 GPA in the major for the duration of the program.
  • Pass a criminal background check and driver's history report.
  • Pass an entrance examination. View the minimum scores required.
  • Pass the Physical Ability Test.
  • Pass a panel interview.
  • Pass a Psychological examination.

How Do I Enroll in the Program?

  • Apply today (PDF)! 
  • Application deadlines: October 15 for fall admits and March 15 for spring admits
  • Provide a certified copy of a birth certificate.
  • Provide a copy of a Social Security card.
  • Provide an official high school diploma and transcript.
  • Pay program fee upon acceptance.
  • Provide a copy of a valid driver's license.
  • Provide transcripts from any other universities attended, if applicable.
  • Provide a certified copy of a DD-214, if applicable.
  • Sign a liability waiver.

Take the next step in your criminal justice career and be ready to step into your future as a public safety professional.

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