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Master of Arts in Criminal Justice


For those individuals who have completed a four-year degree from an accredited institution, there are no prerequisites. There are no restrictions related to the discipline associated with the completed undergraduate degree.

Admission to the Program

All applications for the online Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program are considered ready for review after the materials listed below have been received by the Adult and Graduate Studies office:

  • A completed application form.
  • Official transcripts of all colleges and universities attended.
  • Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one of which must be from a current or former university professor).
  • A brief essay (700-1000 words) that addresses why the applicant is interested in the M.A.C.J. program, as well as their motivation to complete the degree.
  • Minimum GPA of a 3.0 is required although the program may also approve admission by reason of special backgrounds, abilities, or interests.

Admission Deadline

This program has rolling admission, that is, no specific deadline. Note that it may take 4-6 weeks to receive transcripts and process an application