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Criminal Justice & Legal Studies Department


Washburn University's Criminal Justice and Legal Studies department offers the following degree programs:

Associate of Arts, AA

  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice, BCJ

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Certificate of Completion

  • Juris Doctor/Master of Criminal Justice - Dual Degree Program

The J.D./M.C.J. concurrent degree program offers qualified students the opportunity to earn both a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Washburn School of Law and a Master of Criminal Justice (M.C.J.) degree from the School of Applied Studies, both of which may be completed in as little as three years.  Interested law students may obtain a Master’s of Criminal Justice degree by taking 24 credit hours of MCJ courses and transferring 12 hours of law school credit. Reciprocally, the School of Law will accept 6 hours of MCJ course work toward the J.D. graduate degree. The accumulative 18 hours of academic credit reduces the total number of credit hours for students seeking the dual degree from 126 to 108 credit hours.
Contact Dr. Erin Grant, MCJ Program Director for more information
(785) 670-2216

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