• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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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Living costs for Dayton

  • 880 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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