College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Degrees

Graduate Degrees

  • The College of Arts and Sciences offers 6 master degrees and a crime analysis certificate program.

    • Small classes meet evenings and weekends Certificate in Crime Analysis is online only.
    • Focus on real-world application
    • Internships and practicums
    • Scholarships available

    Our graduates are prepared to address the ongoing challenges of organizations and become leaders for a more just and humane world.

    MFA_tnArts Leadership

    The MFA in Arts Leadership empowers the next generation of leaders to meet the complex challenges of managing arts organizations. Our students come from around the world for our small classes, practicums in a local arts organization, and experienced directors of arts organizations among our faculty.

    MACJ_tn Criminal Justice

    • M.A. in Criminal Justice (MACJ)
    • Certificate in Crime Analysis (online only)

    The Criminal Justice Department at Seattle University is one of only eight departments in the U.S. with programs certified by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. This certification acknowledges the strengths of our programs, our scholarship, and our teaching. Graduates are prepared to work in law enforcement, courts, victim services, social services, academia, and research and policy agencies.

    MNPL_tnNonprofit Leadership

    The Master of Nonprofit Leadership (MNPL) combines the latest in leadership theory with the practical skills and dexterity required to meet the varied challenges of the nonprofit sector. Our graduates make mission-critical decisions that result in sustainable and lasting impacts on their organizations and communities.


    The M.A. in Psychology is based on the existential-phenomenological-therapeutic approach. We offer a broad foundation in psychology, philosophy, and psychopathology rooted in the phenomenological and hermeneutical traditions within psychotherapy. An extensive practicum prepares students for success as psychotherapists in private practice, hospitals, and clinics.

    MPA_tnPublic Administration

    The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree will advance your public service career and build your confidence to lead people and organizations. You will gain practical tools to make an impact in your organization and the community, and explore your values around social justice and ethical management.

    MSAL_tnSport Administration and Leadership

    The Master of Sport Administration and Leadership (MSAL) emphasizes critical analysis of complex programs and using theory and research to address the wide range of challenges facing sport administration. Our graduates become leaders in the sport management field.

  • Application Deadlines

    MA Psychology
    January 15

    Master of Sport Administration and Leadership
    February 15

    MA Criminal Justice
    March 15

    MFA Arts Leadership
    March 15

    Master of Nonprofit Leadership
    March 15 

    Master of Public Administration
    For Spring Quarter: Feb. 20
    For Summer Quarter: May 20
    For Fall Quarter: July 20
    For Winter Quarter: Oct. 20

    Certificate in Crime Analysis (online only)
    Applications accepted throughout the year