The School of Criminology and Justice Studies at UMass Lowell focuses on emerging issues confronting the criminal justice system.
Recognized As the 5th Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Program in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report
Students explore issues including violence and victims, justice-involved mental health populations, police innovations, data-driven practice and national security.
The school is a leader in the use of innovative technologies, and offers cutting edge programs both on campus and online.
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.
The development of critical thinking, communication skills and the ability to conceptualize ideas is reflected in our curriculum, which provides students with a balanced presentation of the issues of the field.
Recognized As a 2019 Best Online Masters Degree Program - Homeland Security
Journals edited by our faculty:
Criminal justice and psychology graduate Deborah Friedl is the first female interim superintendent of the Lowell Police Department.