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Criminal Justice


The Master’s degree in Criminal Justice is designed to provide a foundation in applied research and theory, seminars in substantive areas of criminal justice activity, and focused scholarship on issues of importance in Idaho.


Degree Requirements

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, M.A.

Contact Information

Dr. Lisa Growette-Bostaph
(208) 426-3886
Albertsons Library Building
1910 University Dr., Boise, ID  83725-1955

Admission Requirements

  1. Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
  2. A baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice or a related social or behavioral science from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions Office.
  3. A Statement of Purpose explaining the student’s reasons for seeking admission and what they hope to achieve in the program.
  4. 4. Successful completion of the following:
    a.) An undergraduate statistics course.
    b.) An undergraduate criminal justice theories course.
    c.) CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice or its equivalent.
  5. GRE scores if your cumulative GPA is below a 3.00.
  6. Three letter of recommendation from professors/instructors competent to judge the student’s likelihood of success in a graduate course of study.

Application and Materials Deadlines

Fall Semester: April 1
Spring Semester: October 1