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College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Programs In Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Graduate Programs


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 ten 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

Come join us for an opportunity to learn more about our programs!

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

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice & Crime Analysis Certificate Program Information Sessions

Information Sessions on Campus in Casey 516
(Click on Link to Register)
Thursday, November 2nd @ 6 p.m.
Thursday, December 7th @ 6 p.m.
Thursday, January 4th @ 6 p.m.
Thursday, February 1st @ 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 1st @ 6 p.m.
Graduate Open House
Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 4 p.m.
Online Information Sessions - Zoom
Coming Soon
  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ)
  • MACJ/JD Joint Degree
  • Certificate in Crime Analysis Program

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.

Scholarships available.
MACJ applications priority deadline: March 15, 2018
CACP applications accepted throughout the year

More information here

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