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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

Jamie Smorczewski '09, '21 History, Security Studies

2021 Student Commencement Speaker Jamie Smorczewski knows what it means to persevere, over injury, health issues, the pandemic and life’s curveballs.

I’m from a blue-collar family and there wasn’t a ton of money for me to attend college, so I found my own way.

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