Criminal Justice

Boise State University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
24980 USD/year
24980 USD/year
8060 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master’s degree in Criminal Justice of Boise State University is designed to provide a foundation in applied research and theory, seminars in substantive areas of criminal justice, and focused scholarship on issues of importance in Idaho and beyond.


At Criminal Justice of Boise State University, curricula are organized into three sections:

  • The Foundation Series is a set of core classes that will provide students with the intellectual skills needed for the study of more complex material.
  • The Seminar Series promotes the development of scholarship in particular substantive areas in criminal justice.
  • The Elective Series is intended to provide practical application of skills acquired in the core and seminar series in a student’s area of interest.

Key facts:

Students also are required to pass a comprehensive examination or write a thesis relevant to issues, policy, or practice in criminal justice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Research
  • Statistics for Criminal Justice
  • Theories of Crime
  • Victimology
  • Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Law and Social Control
  • Issues in Contemporary Policing
  • The Legal Process
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Gender and Justice
  • Contemporary Issues in Corrections
  • Critical Issues in Criminal Justice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
152 (verbal)
152 (quantitative)
4 (analytical)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • A statement of purpose describing goals, reasons for seeking admission, and choice of department for graduate education.
  • Completion of an undergraduate criminal justice theory course, introductory criminal justice course, and statistics course is recommended.
  • Applicants with less than a 3.00 cumulative GPA may still apply to the program with submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores of 152 or higher on each of the Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning sections and a score of 4 or higher on the Analytical Writing section.
  • Three letters of recommendation. If the applicant graduated in the last five years, they should all be from professors/instructors. In not, letters should come from professional references.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24980 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24980 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8060 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Criminal Justice
Boise State University


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