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.

Graduate School Requirements

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. Early admissions are decided by May 15 and standard admission decisions by June 15.

Eligibility by State

Recent changes in federal regulations relating to our ability to deliver online education have uncovered onerous application and fee requirements from a few states. As a result, at this time (effective December 1, 2011), the University of Northern Colorado is unable to accept applications for admission to online courses or programs from students residing in the following states:

  • Arkansas
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Tennessee 

If you reside in one of these states, and would like us to inform you at such time as the University of Northern Colorado is able to accept your application for online courses or programs, please email Dairay Richards at dairay.richards@unco.edu.  Please include your state of residence and your program of interest in your email. For more information please see http://www.unconline.edu/future/about/state_elig.shtml 

For More Information

For further information about the M.A. in Criminal Justice at UNC, feel free to contact the Criminal Justice graduate director.