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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

U.S. News & World Report badge for best online criminal justice program for veterans
Recognized as the 2nd Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Program for Veterans

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Meet Our Students

Frank Sullivan Criminal Justice, UMass Lowell Police Sergeant

When UMass Lowell Police Sergeant Frank Sullivan isn’t keeping the campus safe at night, he’s working on his master’s degree in criminal justice, helping raise three teenagers and training for a marathon.

I want to show my kids that anything is possible if they put their minds to it.

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