Dr. Elaine Gunnison
Graduate Program Director
Dr. Jacqueline Helfgott
Graduate Admission Counselor
L. Devin MacKrell
Administrative Assistant for Graduate Program
The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) is an
interdisciplinary program that offers a comprehensive, rigorous,
analytic study of crime and the societal responses to it. Our focus is on the application of theory and research methods
in the development of initiatives, policies, and practice. In
addition, we give special emphasis to criminal justice ethics,
issues of diversity in criminal justice, critical thinking, and
leadership. Our students go on to successful careers in all sectors of the
criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts,
corrections, social service, policy, and research.
Download the 2015-17 MACJ Schedule
Student internships are highly recommended but optional.
Our students have interned a variety of federal, state, and local
agencies, including Drug Enforcement Administration, FBI, King
County Prosecutor's Office, King County Medical Examiner's Office,
King County Sheriff's Office, Pioneer Human Services, police
departments in Seattle, Redmond, and Bellevue, U.S. Marshal, and
U.S. Secret Service, and Washington State Department of
Corrections, State Patrol Crime Lab, and Office of the Attorney
Information sessions are held every month from October to March in the Casey Building, Room 516. Meet with faculty, alumni, and staff to learn more about opportunities in the criminal justice field.
Scholarships available.MACJ applications priority deadline March 15, 2015CACP applications accepted throughout the year
Meet alum Loren Atherley, Seattle Police Department., MACJ '10
Learn more: Watch the video and then read the article.
Our 2014 Cohort in the Masters Program met for the first time at our Orientation on September 11, 2014. To learn more about our expanding student body click here.