Master of Criminal Justice
Washburn University

Program Details

The online Master of Criminal Justice program prepares students to become leaders in law enforcement, corrections, and security administration and enhances their academic and administrative skills in these areas.  The interdisciplinary curriculum combines theory and practice to provide the knowledge and skills students need to design policies, manage programs, direct scholarly research, prepare for teaching, and lead with integrity, all while becoming integrated with the community.  Graduates are able to:

  • Formulate administrative principles and practices for criminal justice agencies
  • Analyze theories relating to crime causation and criminality
  • Conduct and evaluate criminal justice related research 
  • Identify, analyze, synthesize, and solve operational problems
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills


  • Official transcripts 
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in the last two years of college course work from accredited institutions
  • A personal statement
  • A bachelor’s degree

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission