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Ellensburg, WA 98926-7580

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Application Information for the Master of Science in Law and Justice

With access and affordability as a core component of the program, students are able to earn their advanced degree in their community without having to relocate. Tuition is set at only $295.80 per credit for Washington state residents ($661.70 per credit for out-of-state residents), making this affordable program highly competitive for those wishing to further their knowledge and advance their career.

Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants for admission to the Master of Law and Justice Program must:
  2. Apply to the School of Graduate Studies at CWU;
  3. Have a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences from a recognized four-year college or university in the U.S. or the equivalent from an institution abroad;
  4. At least a 3.0 GPA in all coursework attempted during the last 90-quarter (60 semesters) hours of study;
  5. Submit three professional letters of recommendation; and
  6. Submit a personal statement of objectives.

Application Procedure

        You can submit a paper application found here and submit it along with the $75 application fee. Please note that online applications may be processed more quickly than paper applications.

  1. Write a statement, approximately 500 words, of educational and professional objectives outlining your career goals and detailing any additional information that will help the admissions committee understand your education objectives and needs.
  2. Obtain three letters of recommendation written by professors or others capable of assessing your potential for success in a graduate program.
  3. Obtain official transcripts from all universities and colleges you have attended.


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