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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

Angela King Lines '18 Criminal Justice

Angela King Lines is already on the front lines of fighting crime as a manager at Walmart. She says her degree in criminal justice helped prepare her for her next fight: reducing the backlog of DNA tests in rape and murder cases.

I really appreciate the flexibility of online learning. You can still do your career and get your degree.

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