• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Criminal Justice and Criminology program offered by Washington State University  is designed to develop and enhance the student’s knowledge of criminal justice; expand and develop a student’s analytical and assessment skills; and further develop their facility with oral and written communication and with research.

About

The Criminal Justice and Criminology program is offered by Washington State University. The program is flexible and provides a superb basis for entry into graduate work at the doctoral level or applied work in criminal justice agencies. Approximately 70% of our M.A. graduates are employed in applied settings while the balance have pursued teaching and research careers.

Career Opportunities:
  • Federal law enforcement, 
  • Secret service, 
  • IRS, 
  • Immigration and Customs, 
  • Homeland Security, 
  • Corrections, 
  • Police and corrections planning and analysis.

Programme Structure

All graduates will be able to:
  • Students earning the MA in Criminal Justice and the MA in Criminal Justice with a Certificate in Global Justice and Security will be able to demonstrate: A basic understanding of  current political, economic, cultural, and security trends in the world.
  • Knowledge of major factors and drivers of changes in the global and domestic security and justice environments.
  • Ability to describe, in some detail, basic policy approaches and programs relevant to diverse security challenges adopted by the USA and other countries.
  • The methodological and analytical ability to assess the effectiveness of various policies.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of specific security issues relevant to their theoretical and career interests.
  • An ability to describe and evaluate global security and justice problems from a non- parochial and global perspective.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A baccalaureate degree from a college or university, accredited by a recognized association.
  • For students entering from a foreign university, evidence of English proficiency (i.e., Test of English as a Foreign Language) and financial resources.
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  •  Transcripts (including all colleges or universities from which you have earned or expect to earn a degree, and all colleges or universities at which you have taken graduate level course work; transcripts for coursework taken at Washington State University are not required).
  • Official GRE scores sent to the Graduate School at institution code 4705. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12607 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12607 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    5892 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5892 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Pullman

  • 904 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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