48 months
27113 USD/year
13156 USD/year
5498 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Do you want to make a positive difference in the world? Do you want to understand criminal behavior and learn how criminal justice professionals work to prevent it? If so, then you might be interested in working in the dynamic and rewarding field of Washington State University's Criminal Justice. 

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Key facts

Washington State University 's Criminal Justice examines the causes and patterns of criminal behavior, the institutions and individuals that work within the criminal justice system, and the role law plays in prevention and responses to crime. The study of criminal justice is a highly interdisciplinary pursuit, often incorporating elements of sociology, psychology, history and political science.

Programme Structure

WSU Criminal Justice Program Strengths

  • WSU’s criminal justice program was founded in 1943 and is the second oldest continuous criminal justice program in the nation. In 2014, WSU’s online criminal justice degree was rated number one in the nation by the group “Criminal Justice Degree Online.”
  • A degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology is a social science degree that has been used to obtain all kinds of federal, state, and local jobs in the public and private sectors. As such, our criminal justice program is a policy-based curriculum drawing from the social sciences, specifically from the areas of sociology, psychology, and political science.
  • Our online criminal justice degree faculty members from WSU’s College of Arts and Sciences routinely lend their expertise to a broad range of agencies. Many of our graduates hold top positions in law enforcement organizations.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for admission to Washington State University as a freshman, a student needs to complete at least 12 years of school, culminating in an appropriate secondary certificate or external examination. (We may consider the first year or two of university in some countries to be secondary level.)
  • Schooling should include preparation in humanities, mathematics, basic sciences, and social sciences.
  • WSU requires a minimum grade point average of 2.70 (on a 4.00 scale) for admission as an international freshman.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27113 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27113 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    13156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13156 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    5498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5498 USD per year during 48 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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