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.
Submit your application by January 10th (for summer or fall enrollment) or July 1st (for spring enrollment) to ensure priority consideration. Submit application materials to the Washington State University Graduate School:
Washington State University
PO Box 641030
Pullman, WA 99164-1030
You will receive email confirmation from the Department upon receipt of each item submitted as part of your application. Your application will be reviewed and the admission decision made upon receipt of all application materials. Admission standards conform to the requirements of the WSU Graduate School.
A complete file contains
A complete application, including application fee. Apply on-line—be sure to indicate "Spokane campus" on your application.
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.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores submitted to WSU. Scores must be less than five years old.
When taking the GRE, indicate Washington State University as a score recipient. WSU school code is 4705; there is no department code. If you did not indicate WSU when you took the test, you will need to contact ETS to request a score report to be sent to WSU. To request additional GRE score reports, call: 1.888.473.7267.
Official TOEFL score (for international applicants)
In the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, or Canada: 1.888.863.3544. Outside these areas: 609.771.7267. www.toefl.org
For assistance or more information regarding the application process, please contact Jessane Price firstname.lastname@example.org.
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
Welcome to the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at WSU Spokane. Our department's mission is to foster the development of sophisticated analytical and evaluation skills, involving the theoretical, conceptual, and practical aptitudes necessary to occupy leadership roles in research, planning, and administration in the criminal justice system in the 21st century. While primarily theory driven, we provide students with the opportunity to take a number of courses that focus on applied skills such as GIS, program evaluation, public administration, and technical writing. For MA students interested in pursing a doctoral degree, the program prepares students for doctoral study within our department at WSU, or at other universities across the nation.
Being located on WSU's Riverpoint Campus facilitates our ability to uniquely fulfill our mission. Our location in Spokane provides students and faculty alike with a real world, urban laboratory for both applied and theoretical research involving the criminal justice system. Additionally, as the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology in Spokane serves only masters and doctoral students, faculty have the time to focus on teaching in small seminar settings, and providing the one on one mentoring that is a critical part of the graduate education experience.
I encourage you to visit our department either in person or via this web site to learn more about our curriculum, research activities, and most importantly, our faculty and students. If you have questions, I would be happy to speak with you on the phone at 509.358.7952 or through e-mail at email@example.com.
David C. Brody, JD, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair
LIVING IN SPOKANE
Spokane is a moderately-sized city of approximately 200,000 people (436,000 in Spokane County). It is big enough to support numerous arts organizations and small enough that rush hour traffic might entail waiting at the same light twice.
An affordable place to hang your hat
Whether you intend to rent or buy, Spokane is a relatively affordable city. Rental housing is plentiful, and rents for one bedroom apartments range roughly (depending on neighborhood and amenities) from $450–$650/month. Rental listings can be found at The Spokesman-Review and Craig's List. You can find more information about area rentals on our housing page as well as housing tips from WSU Spokane students.
Things to do
Spokane is a wonderful place to live if you like both indoor and outdoor recreation. We have a wealth of theater and arts organizations that offer entertainments ranging from traveling Broadway shows to local productions to seat-of-your-pants improvisation.
Museums, galleries, comedy clubs, music venues, sports, festivals, street fairs, and a wealth of restaurants offer leisure opportunities for the young and old. You can find a searchable events calendar at Spokane7.
Spokane also serves as the perfect jumping-off point to reach any of the region's many clear lakes, national forests, and ski resorts for four-season recreation.
Spokane Transit provides bus service to the greater Spokane area, including Cheney, Spokane International Airport, Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake. The closer your origination or destination point is to downtown Spokane, the more bus routes—both in variety and frequency—are available. WSU Spokane is one mile from downtown, and is served by STA bus route #29, with bus route #25 passing within two blocks of campus.
Many Spokanites choose to commute by bicycle. There are many secondary arterial and residential streets that provide convenient bicycle routes to the WSU Spokane campus and downtown. Spokane bicyclists also enjoy the Centennial Trail, a 37 mile trail that winds through downtown Spokane and along the edge of our campus.
Depending on where you live in Spokane, you can find all necessary goods and services within an easy walk. Many older in-city neighborhoods boast supermarkets, drugstores, coffee shops, and a variety of specialty retail stores within a one-mile walk.
The WSU Spokane Campus is one mile from both downtown Spokane and Riverfront Park—a gorgeous 100-acre urban park. Our campus is a stone's throw from the Spokane River, minutes from Interstate 90, and is at the heart of the City of Spokane's new University District.
WSU Spokane was established in 1989 as the urban research campus of Washington State University, a land-grant research university founded in 1890. The Riverpoint Campus is composed of eight buildings. The buildings include:
- Innovate Washington Building »
- Phase I Classroom Building »
- Health Sciences Building »
- South Campus Facility »
- Academic Center »
- Nursing Building »
- Veterinary Specialty Teaching Clinic »
- Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building »
You can find more information about visiting our campus here.
You've submitted a complete application package and have been accepted. Congratulations! What now?
First and foremost, get in contact with us and confirm your intent to pursue your graduate degree in Criminal Justice at WSU Spokane. You can do this by getting in touch with Dr. David Brody or Azra Rasic by phone, email or postal mail as soon as possible (contact information is on the right of this page). Likewise, if you have been accepted and do not intend to come here to study, notification of your intent is appreciated.
After you have had your initial advising appointment and paid your tuition deposit, you are free to register for classes. You can do so at ZZUsis. The first time you visit ZZUsis, you will need to create a user name and password (you will need your student ID number to be able to do this).
Books and supplies for classes can be purchased at The Bookie.
David Brody, JD, PhD
Graduate Faculty Advisor
Academic Center, Suite 401
Criminal Justice, WSU Spokane
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
Criminal Justice, WSU Spokane
412 E Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99202