12 months
6369 USD/year
6369 USD/year
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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.

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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:

  • Disciplinary Proficiency: Students will be generally knowledgeable about criminal justice policy and criminological theory.
  • Diversity Knowledge: Students will understand how history, structures of power and privilege, and cultural, social, and economic forces affect criminal justice and criminological outcomes.
  • Methodological Competence: Students will be competent in the basics of criminal justice and criminological research, including research design and rudimentary quantitative analysis.
  • Proficient Communication: Students will become capable communicators in terms of research according to professional standards in both written and oral formats.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Priority deadline:

  • Fall January 10th
  • Spring July 1st


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30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a college or university, accredited by a recognized association.
  • An undergraduate cumulative GPA minimum of 3.0,  grade point average of at least 3.0 from the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours), or a graduate GPA of at least 3.30 for 12 semester credit hours at an accredited graduate school. Note, the minimum GPA to be considered for admission is a 3.0, however a 3.5 or higher is preferred.
  • 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. At least one of the recommendations must be from a professor.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Pullman

904 - 1507 USD /month
Living costs

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


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