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Applying for the Master of Criminal Justice Program

The Master of Criminal Justice program is open to students with bachelor's degrees from all fields.

GRE scores are not required.

Application Requirements

Admission decisions are made after a full evaluation of your application materials
(Note: all application materials must be received before your application will be reviewed).


A completed application to the Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) program.
Attention: ALL MCJ application materials should be sent directly to the address below.  Please complete the online application before
submitting any application materials.

Send ALL MCJ application materials to:

MCJ Graduate Director
c/o Department of Criminal Justice
Weber State University
1299 Edvalson St., Dept. 1206
Ogden, UT 84408-1206

A non-refundable $60 graduate application fee.
(If you are currently working full time in a criminal justice-related field, the $60 fee may be waived. To qualify, have your department supervisor submit a signed and dated statement on official letterhead verifying that you are a full-time employee in good standing with your agency.)

Cumulative undergraduate GPA (all colleges and universities attended) of at least 3.0 or better.
(If the cumulative undergradaute GPA is below 3.0, a 3.0 GPA calculated on the last undergraduate work comprising a minimum of 60 semester hour [90 quarter hours] of undergraduate work might be considered)
Note: simply meeting the minimum GPA requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
(If you are a Weber State graduate, contact the Records Office and request that your transcripts be sent to the criminal justice department.)

A resume or curriculum vitae.

A personal statement expressing your interest in the program.
(In a two- to three-page, double-spaced essay, detail how your academic, professional and personal experiences have prepared you for graduate work and for the criminal justice program, in particular.)

Three Letters of Recommendation.
(letters should be from sources able to assess your academic abilities and potential for success in graduate school [at least one of these sources must be a professional academic - for example: university/college professors, university/college department chairs, university/college deans, etc.] and submitted via the admissions portal link made available to references upon completion of your on-line application to the program – see line 1 above - applicants themselves cannot submit or forward Letters of Reference to the department). All Letters of Recommendation must be signed and dated, and should be written on official letterhead.

TOEFL scores, if English is not your first language.

Submitting Official Documents

Weber State University
Department of Criminal Justice
c/o Graduate Director
1299 Edvalson St. Dept. 1206
Ogden UT 84408-1206

Application Deadlines

Spring 2024 Admissions: Friday, October 27, 2023

*we no longer accept new students during the summer semester.

Contact Information

McKenzie Wood
Graduate Director
Master of Criminal Justice Program
1299 Edvalson St. Dept. 1206
Ogden UT 84408-1206