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
The Seattle University Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) is 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.Our MACJ program is an interdisciplinary program offering a comprehensive, rigorous, analytic study of crime and the societal responses to it. The MACJ/JD joint degree program provides students the opportunity to obtain both the Masters in Criminal Justice and JD degrees in only 4 years.The Certificate in Crime Analysis (CACP) is a 1-year online program designed to meet the growing demand for criminal justice professionals with applied quantitative and analytic skills. Our students goon to successful careers in all sectors of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, social service, policy, crime analysis and research.
INFO SESSIONS ON THE SU CAMPUS
INFO SESSION AT UW-TACOMA
INFO SESSION AT UW-SEATTLE
INFO SESSION AT SU School of Law
GRADUATE OPEN HOUSE ON THE SU CAMPUS
Information sessions are held every month from October to March. Meet with faculty, alumni, and staff to learn more about opportunities in the criminal justice field.
Scholarships available.MACJ applications priority deadline March 15, 2016CACP 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 2015 Cohort in the Masters Program met for the first time at our Orientation on September 10, 2015. To learn more about our expanding student body click here.