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Graduate Programs

The School of Criminology and Justice Studies at UMass Lowell offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology and Criminal Justice, a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, a Master of Arts in Security Studies and six graduate certificate programs.

These distinct programs provide students with an educational experience designed to meet the diverse needs of graduates across a wide range of career venues, from a position in higher education, to research in private sector firms, to research, policy-making and administrative positions in the public sector.

The faculty at UMass Lowell is well versed in numerous topics in the field of criminology and justice studies, and the list of faculty-produced research is extensive. The diversified faculty allows UMass Lowell to offer not only standard classes such as criminology and research methods, but also cutting-edge classes on crime mapping, domestic violence and terrorism.

For the latest admission requirements, course of study and course information please visit the UMass Lowell online graduate academic catalog.

For more information about the graduate program, please contact the