Admission and Degree Requirements

Spring Semester - Application Deadline

Application Deadline: December 1st

Fall Semester - Application Deadline

Application Deadline: July 1st

Note: Currently the following locations do not have federally required agreements with the University of Nevada, Reno, allowing their residents to participate in distance education online programs at the University, and therefore we cannot accept applications from residents of: Guam.

Admission Requirements - Master of Justice Management (MJM)

Admission to the JM program requires admission to the University's Graduate School, which requires:

  • Admission to the Graduate School, which requires an undergraduate grade-point average of 2.75 (or 3.0 for last half of undergraduate study). If the applicant does not meet this criteria, admission to graduate standing can be considered after a student has taken a limited number of courses as a Graduate Special
  • A completed baccalaureate degree from an appropriately accredited institution
  • Additionally, the student must be approved by the Justice Management Admission Committee. See the application information page for complete details.

Degree Requirements - Master of Justice Management (MJM)

To be awarded the degree of Master of Justice Management, a student choosing the non-thesis option must:

Non-thesis option: complete a minimum of 32 credits in the prescribed curriculum, 15 of which must be at the 700 level; maintain a 3.0 grade point average in graded courses; complete all required courses, exams, assigned papers, and complete a professional project.


To be awarded the degree of Master of Justice Management, a student choosing the thesis option must:

Thesis option: complete a minimum of 24 credits in the prescribed curriculum, 12 of which must be at the 700 level; maintain a 3.0 grade point average in graded courses; complete all required courses, exams, assigned papers, and complete a thesis approved by the JM advisory committee for 6 additional credits at the 700 level.


For more information see the Broad Program of Study page.