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School of Criminology & Justice Studies

The School of Criminology & Justice Studies at UMass Lowell focuses on emerging issues confronting the criminal justice system.

Students explore issues including violence and victims, justice-involved mental health populations, police innovations, data-driven practice and national security.

Graduates of our programs understand the facts and concepts of criminal justice, but, more importantly, how to apply this knowledge to related social problems and changing situations.

Criminal Justice Programs & Research

Highly Rated Programs

2022 US News Online Grad CJ

Recognized as #2 Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Program

2022 US News Online Grad CJ Veterans

Recognized as #1 Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Program for Veterans

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Meet Our Students

Sean Perry '18 Criminal Justice

After earning a master's degree in criminal justice, Sean Perry plans to pursue a Ph.D. in criminology with the ultimate goal of becoming a professor or private sector or government researcher whose studies could help improve police departments or criminal justice systems.

I received a really good education here. I feel like I never got anything less than Ivy Leaguers did.

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