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Step Into Your Best Future

When you apply to Curry College, you'll start the degree program that puts you on the path to success. Our friendly team is here to help you every step of the way.

Application Deadlines

September program start - Submit all materials by July 15 for priority consideration.  After the priority consideration deadline, applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Required Application Materials

  1. Sealed official undergraduate transcripts of all academic work (undergraduate and graduate) sent to Curry College directly from the Academic Institution(s).
  2. Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your work and potential for graduate studies.
  3. Two personal statements:
    -Describe why you are applying to the Curry College MACJ program, detailing relevant work and life experience. (one or two pages, typed)
    -Describe an ethical dilemma you have faced and how you handled it. (one page, typed)
  4. Current Resume
  5. An interview with the Program Director of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program

Related Information

Students who have completed graduate coursework at an accredited institution of higher education may request an evaluation of up to six credits for transfer into a graduate degree program at Curry College. For a graduate course to be considered for transfer credit, it must have been completed prior to matriculation into a Curry graduate program and completed within the previous five years. Evaluation of courses for transfer credit will be based on their content, applicability, and comparability relative to the graduate program requirements. Transfer credit will be considered for only those courses where a grade of B- or better was earned.  The Graduate Program Director has final determination regarding the eligibility and award of all transfer credit requests, and students are advised to speak with the respective graduate program director regarding a transfer credit request.

To apply for transfer credit, a student should obtain a Transfer Request form from the Graduate Studies Office and return the completed form along with the official college transcript, course description and syllabus from the appropriate college catalog.  To obtain a preliminary evaluation, students may apply for transfer credit with an unofficial transcript.  However, prior to the official award of transfer credit, official transcripts must be mailed directly from the sending institution and reviewed.

Required Immunization Certificate

Massachusetts Law 105 CMR 220.600 requires Curry College to collect a certificate of immunization from all full time students. This applies to any continuing education or graduate student who is carrying a full time course load.

For Continuing Education (CE) students Curry defines full time as 12 or more credits during a semester including intensive courses falling within a semester. As an example, if a CE student takes 6 credits in Term 1 and six credits in Term 2, they would meet the definition of full time.

For Graduate students, Curry defines full time as 6 or more credits during a semester including intensive courses falling within a semester. A MBA student taking one 3 credit course in Term 1 and one 3 credit course in Term 2 would meet the definition of full time. A M.Ed. or MACJ student taking 6 or more credits during fall or spring semester would be considered full time.

If you know what your course load will be and you will meet the definition of a full time student, please plan ahead and file your certificate of immunization prior to or with your registration.  All students who have not filed the certificate and who are found to be in full time status will receive a notice from Curry College that they have 30 days to file the certificate or future registration will be blocked.

Each full time student must provide a certificate of immunization that verifies the student has received the following:

  1. At least one dose of mumps and rubella vaccine(s) given at or after 12 months of age
  2. Two doses of live measles vaccine given at least one month apart beginning at or after 12 months of age
  3. A booster dose of tetanus-diphtheria within the last ten years
  4. Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine


The certificate of immunization form and instructions can be obtained from any Campus Continuing Education and Graduate Studies Office.

Important Information for International Students Applying for Admission to a Graduate Program at Curry College:

Admission and Deadlines

An International student must be admitted to an undergraduate or graduate degree program as a full-time student. Continuing Education students must enroll in 12 credits per semester to qualify for full-time status. Graduate students must enroll in 6 credits per semester to qualify for full-time status. In order to allow us sufficient time to process the required paperwork, including visa and transfer credit, all documents must be submitted to the Continuing and Graduate Studies office by the following dates:

  • Fall semester entry - June 1
  • Spring semester entry - October 1
  • Summer semester - February 1


Document Evaluation

All international educational transcripts and certificates must be translated into English AND evaluated by an accredited agency that specializes in international educational evaluations, such as the Center for Educational Documentation (CED) which is located in Boston, (617) 338-7171, www.cedevaluations.com. Additional accredited agencies can be found at www.naces.org.

College transcripts must be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. A candidate for a bachelor's degree must also verify United States high school equivalency, if he/she completed their high school education outside the United States.

TOEFL Requirement

If English is not your first language, you must submit official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores. Note: Special considerations apply to RN-BS and MSN applicants.

  • Undergraduate programs:
    525 paper; 197 computer; or 71 Internet Based
  • ACCEL Nursing Program:
    550 paper; 213 computer; or 80 Internet Based
  • Graduate Programs:
    550 paper; 213 computer; or 80 Internet Based


International Student Advisor

Students who plan to apply for admission to an undergraduate degree program through Continuing Education or a Master's degree program through Graduate Studies, must contact the International Student Advisor for Continuing and Graduate Studies. The advisor will guide you through the process of applying for or transferring your current student visa document (I-20). You will need to provide us with information and documentation regarding your immigration status and your ability to finance your education. If you have any questions relating to your student immigration status or application, please call the Graduate Studies Office at (617) 333-2243.

You may also contact an academic advisor in the Continuing and Graduate Studies Office located in Plymouth at (508) 747-2424 for further information about these requirements or to discuss procedures.

Whether you're making your first phone call to inquire about a program or emailing us about picking up your cap and gown for graduation, it is imperative to us that we provide you with the highest level of quality service. The people who serve you, from our enrollment representatives to our financial aid specialists, from our academic advisors to our campus staff, are all professionals skilled in meeting the unique needs of adults. But good customer service is just the beginning at Curry College. We believe, as an academic institution whose goal it is to put personal excellence within your reach, that we must also provide incomparable support services and resources. If you're just getting started in an undergraduate degree or certificate program or need some help along the way, Curry College's services are waiting for you.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Curry College permits its students to inspect their records wherever appropriate and to challenge specific parts of them when they feel it is necessary to do so. Specific details of the law as it applies to the College are contained in the Curry College Course Catalog.

Disability Services

Curry College is committed to providing accommodations for students with documented learning disorders, visual, hearing and mobility impairments, psychiatric disabilities and medical conditions. Academic accommodations are arranged on a case-by-case basis, and may include, but are not limited to: additional time to complete exams; a separate, more distraction-reduced exam room; note taker support; and textbooks in alternative format. For additional information, please contact Student Disabilities at (617) 333-2182.

Take the next step

We're excited you're considering our flexible, convenient, and real-world focused Curry College Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Degree program and we look forward to helping you reach your career goals.