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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.

Application material should be submitted through the online portal. If you must mail a document directly to the program, please send it to the address listed below: 

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 undergraduate 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.)

Two Letters of Recommendation.
Letters must come from sources able to assess the applicant's academic and professional abilities and potential for success in graduate school, including positive qualities and future potential. Letters must come from professional and/or academic sources. Personal letters from family, friends, or clergy will not be accepted. Letters should be submitted via the admissions portal link made available to references upon completion of your online application to the program – see line 1 above - applicants themselves cannot submit or forward Letters of Reference to the department.

 Pursuant to Weber State University requirements, an English Language proficiency test is required for applicants who are not United States (U.S.) citizens or have not received permanent residency status from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. A minimum score of 75 for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or 6.5 for the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) have been set by the Office of Graduate Studies. 

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

Admission applications for entry into the Master of Criminal Justice Program are accepted for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The Graduate Admissions Committee meets at the end of each application period and admissions deadlines for fall, spring, and summer admissions are listed below:

Fall Semester: June 1
Spring Semester: November 1
Summer Semester: March 1

Contact Information

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