College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Programs in Criminal Justice

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

  •  MACJ Brochure Cover

     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.


    Academy of Criminal Justice SciencesWe 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.

    Degree Information:

    Download the 2015-17 MACJ Schedule     

    Internships

    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 General.

     

     

     

     

  • Information Sessions

    Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
    MACJ/JD Joint Degree
    Certificate in Crime Analysis Program

    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.

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

    INFO SESSIONS ON THE SU CAMPUS

    • Nov. 5: 6-7:30 PM, Casey Building 516
    • Nov.10: 12-1:15 PM, Law School 309
    • Dec. 3: 6-7:30 PM, Casey Building 516
    • Jan. 7: 6-7:30 PM, Casey Building 516
    • Feb. 4: 6-7:30 PM, Casey Building 516

    INFO SESSION AT UW-TACOMA

    • Nov. 2: 12:30 - 1:30 PM, JOY Building 215.

    INFO SESSION AT UW-SEATTLE

    • Nov. 2: 12:00 - 1:30 PM, Marine Studies Building 168.

    INFO SESSION AT SU School of Law

    • Nov. 10: 12:00 - 1:15 PM, Room 309, School of Law.

     GRADUATE OPEN HOUSE ON THE SU CAMPUS

    • Oct. 16: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Student Center 160

    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, 2016
    CACP applications accepted throughout the year

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

    Learn more: Watch the video and then read the article.

  • Meet the New Cohort!

    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.

  • Professional Codes of Conduct