Steps in applying to MA in Criminal Justice program:
- Apply to be a WOU graduate student
- Apply to Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program
Deadlines and key dates:
You may apply to the program any term.
Graduate Student Assistant Positions are a form of student employment, earning a compensation package including both salary and tuition remission for the performance of research or teaching services to the University as part of a student’s academic and professional training and development. If you are interested in applying for a Graduate Assistant Position, please apply for this position no later than February 1st for priority processing.
Detailed application requirements:
Apply for WOU Graduate admission:
- Complete WOU Application for Graduate Admission online.
- $60 application fee
- Evidence of completion of a four-year baccalaureate degree (or international equivalent) from regionally accredited institution as defined by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars, with a cumulative B average (equivalent 3.00 on a U.S. 4.00 grading scale) on the most recent baccalaureate degree. If the applicant’s cumulative GPA is below 3.00, but a calculation using the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) of graded course work is 3.0 or higher, the latter will be used as the basis for admission. Applicants who hold a master’s degree will have the 3.0 GPA requirement waived.
- GPA requirement: Students with less than 3.0 can also provide passing MAT/GRE scores to be fully admitted. A student who has an undergraduate GPA of 2.50 to 2.99 can be admitted conditionally for the first 9 credit hours. Students can Petition for Conditional Admission via the petition located on the graduate office website. *Conditionally admitted students will not be able to receive financial aid until they become fully admitted students and a program plan is on file.
Apply for MA in Criminal Justice admission:
- Program application form: Complete the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program application form.
- A biographical letter explaining why you are seeking a graduate degree and how it meets your professional and academic goals.
- A current resume
- Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (unofficial are okay)
Process: You will be notified via email regarding acceptance status of your complete application. A complete program application includes the application form, biographical letter of desire, current resume, and all transcripts. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. You will be notified via email if you are missing any application components.