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Alpha Phi Sigma

Criminal Justice

Admitted to ACHS: 1981

Founded at Washington State University 1942

No of Active Chapters: 370

Total Membership: 107895

Annual/current Membership: 5720

Publications: The Docket
Official Newletter

PURPOSE: The purpose of Alpha Phi Sigma is to recognize and promote high scholarship among students actively engaged in collegiate preparation for professional services; to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research; to elevate the ethical standards of the Criminal Justice professions; and to establish in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education.

ELIGIBILITY: 1. Baccalaureate students shall be enrolled at the time of application in the institution represented by the chapter, have declared a major, minor or equivalent in the criminal justice or related field, have completed three full time semesters or its equivalent, have a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, with a minimum GPA of 3.2 in courses in criminal justice related fields and rank in the top 35% of their class. A minimum of four courses of the above course work shall be in the criminal justice field.

2. Masters students shall be enrolled at the time of application in a Masters program in the Criminal Justice field in the institution represented by the chapter; have completed four courses, have a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. Up to three undergraduate courses in Criminal Justice may be used to satisfy the four-course requirement. These courses must equate to a 3.4 GPA or higher, and the cumulative undergraduate degree program GPA is a 3.2 or higher. In addition, all Masters level coursework must equate to a 3.4 GPA or higher at the institution in which the student is enrolled.

3. Doctoral Students shall be enrolled at the time of application in a Ph.D. program in the Criminal Justice/ related field in the institution represented by the chapter; have completed four courses, have a minimum GPA of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale. Up to three Masters courses in Criminal Justice may be used to satisfy the four-course requirement. These courses must equate to a 3.6 GPA or higher, and the cumulative Masters degree program GPA is a 3.4 or higher. In addition, any Ph.D. level coursework must equate to a 3.6 GPA or higher at the institution in which the student is enrolled.

4. Students enrolled in law school, must have completed their first academic semester, with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, on a 4.0 scale.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES: Annual Conference. Various Scholarships at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels based on Academic Excellence. Awards based on Leadership, Service, and Unity.

OFFICIAL CONTACT: Dr. Regina Shearn, Ph.D, National Executive Director, Alpha Phi Sigma, Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

Tel: (954) 262-7004  Fax: (954) 262-3646

Email: [email protected]  
Website: www.AlphaPhiSigma.org

Updated: 1/5/2018