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UMass Lowell Launches Online Criminal Justice Program to Meet Regional Need


Continuing Studies Spring Semester Begins Jan. 22

LOWELL - With half of the New England states having no or few master's programs in criminal justice and UMass Lowell's Criminal Justice Department increasingly being asked to provide off-site courses, beginning in January the master's degree in criminal justice program will be expanded to cyberspace.

The fifth online graduate program offered by the University, four courses for the criminal justice program will be offered online in January with the complete program rolled out over the next year including certificates in family violence, criminal management, forensic criminology, and criminal justice informatics.

Other new offerings for the spring semester on campus and online include "Stalin's Russia," "Digital Communications and Networks," "Audio for Multimedia and the Web," and "Foundations in Criminal Justice Scholarship".

The spring semester begins January 22, 2003 with registration through January 16. Late registration is available for a $50 fee until classes begin. An Open House and General Registration will be held Tuesday, January 14 at 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. in Southwick Hall on North Campus. Information on degree and certificate programs, financial aid and advising will be available, as well as distance education demonstrations and new student orientation.

The UMass Lowell Division of Continuing Studies and Corporate Education is one of the largest continuing education programs in New England, overseeing the evening and summer schools of the University.  Credit courses lead to a master's degree in educational administration, 12 associate and baccalaureate degrees, and more than 30 certificate programs in specialized technical or professional areas. For more information, visit or call 978-934-2480.

For more information, contact or 978-934-3224