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.
Recognized as the 5th Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Program in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report
Recognized as a 2019 Best Online Masters Degree Program - Homeland Security
It took Lisa teDuits 27 years to earn her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. She pursued the paralegal option for better job opportunities – and to set a good example for her sons.