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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.

Highly Rated Programs

U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs for Criminal Justice

Recognized as the 4th Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Program in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

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Recognized as the 2nd Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Program for Veterans

Criminal Justice Programs & Research

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Meet Our Students

Qurat Ann '15, '17, '19 Criminal Justice & Criminology

A chance encounter with a professor led to an amazing research opportunity. Now Qurat Ann is researching the pros and cons of sex offender registration laws as she pursues a Ph.D.

A professor put me on his project and gave me a chance – and I’m eternally grateful because it changed my life.

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