Applied Behavioral Science

Wright State University

12 months
1125 USD/credit
660 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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You can focus on both academic and practical study in Applied Behavioral Science Master of Arts degree program in Criminal Justice and Social Problems from Wright State University. 

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The Applied Behavioral Science program from Wright State University will be useful to you if you work or intend to work in police, probation, judicial, prison, and related fields. You can enhance your research skills and understanding of complex issues in your chosen profession. Get a rigorous introduction to graduate education if you may want to pursue a doctoral degree in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, and related fields.


Wright State can help you improve your research skills and intellectual foundations for employment and professional advancement in the criminal justice fields. Potential career fields include:

  • Courts
  • Probation offices
  • Police agencies
  • Prison administration
  • Juvenile offender programs
  • Education
  • Social services

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Applied Methodology
  • Seminar on Criminal Justice
  • Modern Social Theory
  • Seminar in Social Problems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.7 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Regular admission to the program normally requires a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.7 (on a 4-point scale) cumulative undergraduate grade-point average (or the equivalent from a foreign university). 
  • Three letters of recommendation are also required for admission along with official copies of all undergraduate college transcripts. If the student intends to request a transfer of graduate credits from another regionally accredited college or university, official copies of those transcripts should also be sent. The program also requires a personal goals and objectives statement, but the GRE test is not required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1125 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1125 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    660 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 660 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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