Criminal Justice & Legal Studies

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Legal Studies Certificate


Criminal Justice and Legal Studies at Washburn will engage students in a wide variety of areas including:

  • theoretical and practical aspects of law enforcement
  • institutional and community- based corrections
  • civil procedure and legal terminology
  • loss prevention and risk management
  • military operations
  • political and national security issues


Associate of Arts, AA

Bachelor of Science, BS
  • Criminal Justice, BSCJ

   Areas of Concentration:

Law Enforcement


Security Administration

Forensic Investigations


Certificate of Completion


Master of Criminal Justice, MCJ

The Master of Criminal Justice degree program is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  The program is designed to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals and pre-professionals who desire to enhance their knowledge, skills, and talents.  Course work emphasizes the application of theory and research to contemporary practices in law enforcement, courts, and corrections administration.

Juris Doctor/Master of Criminal Justice - Dual Degree Program

The J.D./M.C.J. concurrent degree program offers qualified students the opportunity to earn both a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Washburn School of Law and a Master of Criminal Justice (M.C.J.) degree from the School of Applied Studies, both of which may be completed in as little as three years.  Interested law students may obtain a Master’s of Criminal Justice degree by taking 24 credit hours of MCJ courses and transferring 12 hours of law school credit. Reciprocally, the School of Law will accept 6 hours of MCJ course work toward the J.D. graduate degree. The accumulative 18 hours of academic credit reduces the total number of credit hours for students seeking the dual degree from 126 to 108 credit hours.

Contact Dr. Erin Grant, MCJ Program Director for more information

(785) 670-2216