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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

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Recognized as the 3rd 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
Badge: UMass Lowell Awarded 2019 Best Online Masters Degree Programs - Homeland Security - BEST DEGREE PROGRAMS >HOMELAND SECURITY THE BEST ONLINE MASTER’S IN HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAMS Summary of work: More than 53 hours of research. Every online Master in Homeland Security program in the US analyzed. 24 industry experts, hiring managers, current students, and alumni consulted. 29 of the best programs identified.

Recognized as a 2019 Best Online Masters Degree Program - Homeland Security

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Meet Our Students

Yahayra Michel ’07, ’09 Psychology and Criminal Justice

Asst. Teaching Prof. Yahayra Michel, who was a first-generation college student, found her mentors at UMass Lowell.

UMass Lowell just feels like home.

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