Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
Western Oregon University

Program Details

The online MA in Criminal Justice degree program from Western Oregon University is designed for individuals currently working in the field of criminal justice and provides students with an academic foundation for managerial and other advanced professional roles in the field. Graduates of the program are able to:

  • ​Analyze the organizational structures and management challenges that define the field of criminal justice
  • ​Use methods of social science research to investigate problems and questions in the field of criminal justice
  • ​Apply theory-to-practice within the criminal justice environment


  • Bachelor's degree in criminal justice or social science.
  • Sealed official transcripts from all institutions of higher education where coursework was completed.
  • GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 semester hours of coursework is required. 
  • Applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA must submit (a) MAT score of 395 or higher; (b) GRE: minimum quantitative score: 147 and minimum verbal score: 148 and a 3.5 or higher on the Analytical Writing section.
  • Writing sample explaning why you are seeking a graduate degree and how it meets your professional or academic goals.

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities