Applicants needing to complete a paper application and accompanying forms can contact the Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies at Washburn University. Correspondence regarding admission should be addressed as follows:
Master of Criminal Justice Admissions
Dr. Patricia Dahl, Graduate Program Director
Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Department
Benton Hall, Room 201 B
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621
(785) 670-1413 or (785) 670-1411
There is a $40 non-refundable fee required with the online Application for Admission. If the fee is paid separately, for any reason, the check should be made out to Washburn University with the following notation at the bottom of the check "MCJ Application Fee".
It is the policy of Washburn University and the Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Department to assure equal educational and employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, marital or parental status, or sexual orientation
Students who are admitted as a “full-standing” student may transfer a maximum of 6 semester hours of relevant graduate course work from another university or another Washburn department. These will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The applicant must have received a grade of “B” or better in the course(s) being considered for transfer.
Under no circumstances will academic credit be awarded for life experience.
Non-degree seeking students wishing to enroll in graduate criminal justice courses may do so with permission of the Department Chair.
Upon admission to the Master of Criminal Justice program, all students will participate in at least one (1) student orientation session. Likewise, all students will be advised by the graduate program director, who will assist students with selecting and scheduling courses.
Students must see the graduate program director for advising prior to enrollment.