Marymount Announces M.S. in Crime Scene Investigation Direct Entry Agreement

Marymount University is pleased to announce a partnership with the George Washington University (GWU) Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Forensic Sciences. The partnership establishes direct entry guaranteed admission of eligible Marymount Criminal Justice students into the Master of Science program in Crime Scene Investigation at GWU.

“One of the strengths of the Marymount University Criminal Justice program is the high employment rate within one year of degree completion,” said Dr. Stephanie Foster, Criminal Justice Department Chair. “We also noticed an upward trend of students expressing interest in pursuing graduate degrees. The faculty in the Criminal Justice program are very proud of the students that are successfully completing the CJ BA degree at Marymount and are working to secure pathways for students to pursue graduate degrees in forensic science, criminology, and law. George Washington University has a well-known Master’s program in Crime Scene Investigation, and we are excited about the opportunities this partnership will afford to our students.””

As part of the agreement, Marymount Criminal Justice majors who have completed three years of coursework will be offered direct admission to the Master of Science in Crime Scene Investigation at GWU if they meet certain requirements. Students must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 by the end of their third year at Marymount University while remaining in good academic and disciplinary standing. Additionally, they must meet all of the fitness, character, and other criteria for admission by the GWU Office of Graduate Admission.

Under this agreement, the application fee and GRE requirement will be waived for those who satisfy all criteria. All students who qualify for direct admission pursuant to this agreement will be considered for financial aid and competitive scholarships, but eligibility under this agreement does not guarantee an award.

“We are excited to be able to provide another opportunity to Marymount students to continue their education beyond a bachelor’s degree,” said Francesca Reed, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management. “This agreement allows both current and future Marymount students interested in a Master’s in Crime Scene Investigation guaranteed admission into GWU’s prestigious program.””