Admission Requirements

    The deadline for Spring, 2015 admissions is November 28, 2014.

Admission to the fully On-line Master of Criminal Justice program is very competitive and limited to a number of well-qualified applicants.  As an applicant, you will be evaluated on past academic performance (GPA - a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required of all applicants), your resume/vita and personal statement (for program fit and writing ability), score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE - all applicants are required to take the GRE and must score a minimum of the 20th percentile on all categories), and three Letters of Recommendation. Prior to being considered for admission, the Department of Criminal Justice must be in receipt of the following materials:

  • A completed application to the Master of Criminal Justice program
  • Pay the Graduate Application Fee: $60
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended sent to the Criminal Justice Department (if you're a Weber State University graduate, call the records office and request that all of your transcripts be sent to the Department of Criminal Justice)
  • A current resume or vita (be sure to include a current e-mail address)
  • A written personal statement explaining interest in the program (2-3 double-spaced pages detailing how your past academic, professional, and personal experiences have prepared you for graduate work in general and our program in particular).
  • Official GRE scores - required of all applicants  (Note: no other graduate admissions test will be accepted)
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (send directly to the Department of Criminal Justice, c/o the Graduate Director)
  • TOEFL (for those who are not International Students, but for whom English is not their primary language)

International Students
In addition to the above requirements, International Students must also complete the following:

The above application requirements are effective as of August 29, 2014.

When should I apply?

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis for fall, spring, and summer admissions.


Where can I get more information?  

Contact Dr. Bruce Bayley:


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