Admissions & Application Information
Admission Requirements for Advanced Degrees
- A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent;
- An undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 from the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) or a graduate GPA of at least 3.30 for 12 semester credit hours at a recognized graduate school;
- Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE);
- For students entering from a foreign university, evidence of English proficiency (i.e., Test of English as a Foreign Language) and financial resources.
In order for your application to be considered for admission, all application materials, including recommendation forms and official GRE scores, must be sent to the WSU Graduate School. Priority application deadlines are January 10 for fall admission and July 1 for spring admission. Applications are accepted and considered after our priority deadlines, on a space available basis. (Please note: the Ph.D. program does not allow spring admission, so applicants must submit their materials by February 1 to be considered for admission the following fall). Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions. We consider an application only after all of the relevant information is on hand.
A complete file contains
A complete application, including $75 application fee. Apply on-line
A letter of intent and introduction, outlining areas of interest in Criminal Justice, career objectives, and any academic or professional experiences that recommend you as an applicant.
Three original letters of recommendation from persons qualified to speak to your academic qualifications and potential. References will be contacted automatically through the online application system and asked to submit a recommendation form electronically. These letters are used to help assess the quality of your academic and work experiences.
Official copies of transcripts (including all colleges or universities from which you have earned or expect to earn a degree, and all colleges or universities at which you have taken graduate level course work; transcripts for coursework taken at Washington State University are not required). Official transcripts are those mailed directly from the registrar of the institution(s) you attended.
An official copy of your GRE scores sent to our department. Find test centers and dates. Scores must be less than five years old.
Official TOEFL score (for international applicants) -- www.toefl.org -- or other approved test to assess English proficiency.
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Washington State University
Johnson Tower 701
P.O. Box 644872
Pullman, WA 99164-4872
Dr. Craig Hemmens
Administrative Manager and Graduate Coordinator:
Undergraduate Academic Advisors:
Kelli Laxson, Room 701b
(Students whose last name begins with letters: A — L; Criminal Justice is their 2nd major/2nd degree; Criminal Justice is their minor)
Sisouvanh (Sis) Keopanapay, room 726
(Students whose last name begins with letters: M — Z; Students who have questions about Internship Credits)
2013–2014 Handbook (pdf)