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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

Christina Han '21 Criminal Justice

Christina Han’s work with Multicultural Affairs, her club leadership and her studies in criminal justice converged in her honors capstone: running a “Support Space” for Asian American and Pacific Islander students during a surge in hate crimes.

Just being able to help others and educate others, knowing I was able to make a difference in someone else’s day, that’s a coping mechanism.

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