M.A. Program - How to Apply

You must be admitted to the UNC Graduate School before the Criminal Justice selection committee reviews your request. To apply, submit the following materials in a single packet along with the current application fee. Failure to submit all required materials together will delay evaluation and screening of your application. A complete application process discussion and web sites can be found in the Masters Handbook.

The MACJ Admissions Committee reviews all completed applications and makes admissions decisions. Admission to the MACJ program is based upon the applicant’s academic history, standardized test scores, letters of recommendations, work experience, and potential for academic and career success.

UNC’s MACJ program accepts a new cohort each fall semester. Admission materials may be submitted year round.

Admission Requirements

Application Materials

Send to:

Completed application to the Graduate School

Complete Online: http://www.unco.edu/grad/admissions/index.html

$50 Application Fee

The Graduate School
University of Northern Colorado
501 20th St
Campus Box 135
Greeley, CO 80634

Phone: 970-351-2831
Fax: 970-351-2371


Two Letters of Recommendation:
For electronic submission, students should fill out the following form: https://unco.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?

Official Undergraduate Transcripts:
If you completed your entire undergraduate degree at UNC, you do not need to submit official transcripts. Contact the Graduate School for more information.

GRE Test Scores 

Cover Letter/ Personal Essay 

For more information about how to apply, please visit the Graduate School website.

International applicants who do not speak English as a first language must meet UNC’s requirements for English Proficiency, detailed here:http://www.unco.edu/grad/international/howtoapply.html

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

For More Information

For further information on the Criminal Justice M.A, contact the graduate coordinator:

Dr. Mary Evans
(970) 351-3049