College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Programs In Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

 

The Criminal Justice Department offers three graduate degrees:

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) The MACJ curriculum consists of 55 credits, and students have the option to specialize in one of three areas: 

  • Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation
  • Victimology
  • Investigative Criminology

MACJ/JD Joint Degree. The Seattle University MACJ/JD joint degree program provides students interested in obtaining both the Masters in Criminal Justice and JD degrees the opportunity to complete the degrees in less time than if the two degrees were obtained independently. Students must be admitted to both programs.

Crime Analysis Certificate Program (CACP)  The Certificate in Crime Analysis is a one-year program consisting of 25 credit hours. This online-only program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis, with part-time students completing in two years. All students enrolled in the certificate program take a series of required foundation courses (19 credits), and elective courses (6 credits) on data management and analysis, terrorism, and intelligence analysis.


We are one of only eight programs in the United States to be certified by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the only one west of the Rockies.

Criminal Justice is an academic discipline that enjoys a high job placement rate and criminal Justice graduates at the undergraduate and graduate levels pursue many career routes. While many positions in the criminal justice system require the BA degree or in some cases a high school diploma, increasingly positions in today's competitive job market require the Master's degree and/or provide salary increases commensurate with education level. Students who complete the MA degree in criminal justice generally seek careers in law enforcement, private security, community and institutional corrections, court services, victim services, social services, academia, and/or investigation in a range of public and private agencies.

For more information about our programs, come to one of our Information Sessions!

 

Meet alum Loren Atherley, Seattle Police Department., MACJ '10

LEARN MORE: Read the article and watch the video here.

Information Sessions

  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ): an interdisciplinary program offering a comprehensive, rigorous, analytic study of crime and the societal responses to it.
  • MACJ/JD Joint Degree: obtain both the Masters in Criminal Justice and JD degrees in only 4 years
  • Certificate in Crime Analysis Program: 1-year online program designed to meet the growing. demand for criminal justice professionals with applied quantitative and analytic skills.

Our students go on to successful careers in all sectors of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, social service, policy, crime analysis and research.

Come join us for food, refreshments and an opportunity to learn more about our
MACJ, MACJ/JD and CACP programs!

NEXT GRADUATE OPEN HOUSE ON THE SU CAMPUS: April 18, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Student Center

Meet with faculty, alumni, and staff to learn more about opportunities in the criminal justice field.

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Information Sessions on Campus

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m. Casey 516
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 @ 6 p.m. Casey 516
Thursday, December 1st, 2016 @ 6 p.m. Casey 516
Thursday, January 5th, 2017 @ 6 p.m. Casey 516
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 @ 6 p.m. Casey 516
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 @ 6 p.m. Casey 516
 
Graduate Open Houses on the SU Campus
 
Monday, April 18th, 2016 @ 4:30 p.m. Student Center 160
Friday, October 14th, 2016 @ 4:30 p.m. Student Center 160

Scholarships available.
MACJ applications priority deadline: March 15, 2016
CACP applications accepted throughout the year

More information here

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