1700 SW College Avenue, Benton Hall, Room 201 Topeka KS United States 66621
The Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) Degree Program at Washburn University was established in the Fall semester of 1996, and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This graduate degree program is designed to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals and pre-professionals who desire to enhance their knowledge, skills, and talents in the field of criminal justice. For the professional currently employed in the field, advanced knowledge and skills acquired in the program can enhance opportunities for career advancement. The degree program can prepare the pre-professional graduate for a variety of criminal justice positions. The MCJ degree program can also prepare students for teaching positions in community colleges and training academies, and for admission to doctoral programs in criminal justice related fields. Course work emphasizes the application of theory and research to contemporary practices in law enforcement, courts, and corrections administration. Washburn University is located in the state capital of Kansas, within minutes of several state, federal, and local criminal justice agencies. Course scheduling and delivery methods are flexible and designed to meet the scheduling needs of in-service and pre-service students. During the regular fall and spring semesters, courses are offered during daytime and evening hours, on-line, and on weekends. Some courses are offered during the summer semesters.