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Criminal Justice

Seattle University

24 months
750 USD/credit 20625 USD/year
750 USD/credit 20625 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) offered at the Seattle University 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. The Criminal Justice students from Seattle University go on to successful careers in all sectors of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, social service, policy, and research.

Learning Outcomes

Seattle University graduate Criminal Justice students should be able to:

  • Evaluate and analyze a contemporary CJ issue with advanced knowledge of CJ terminology, major topic areas/issues in criminal justice and criminological theory, and ethical issues in crime and justice.
  • Design a research proposal and conduct computer-based statistical analysis at basic (descriptive) level.
  • Understand the interdisciplinary nature of criminal justice and ethical issues in law enforcement, courts, and corrections.
  • Articulate key concepts in criminology and criminal justice.
  • Prepare and present a paper orally using multimedia/technology.
  • Master content in upper-level specialization courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminal Justice Theory
  • Advanced Criminological Theory
  • Law and Social Control
  • Organizational Theory and Analysis in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Ethics and Decision Making
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Statistics Lab

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


55 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Seattle University is waiving the $55 fee for new applications
  • Applications for non-matriculated students are accepted quarterly
  • Bachelor's degree in criminal justice or related social, behavioral, or physical science. 
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional references who are able to assess potential to do graduate study
  • Statement of purpose discussing background, interests, and reasons for wanting to pursue MACJ
  • Writing sample (for example, an undergraduate paper)
  • Professional résumé or curriculum vita
  • Selected candidates contacted for interview with MACJ faculty

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20625 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 750 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    20625 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 750 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Seattle

1480 - 2580 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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