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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

US News & World Report badge for Best Online Graduate Program in Criminal Justice

Recognized as the 5th Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Program in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

US News & World Report badge for Best Online Criminal Justice Program for Vets 2019
Recognized as the 3rd 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

Lisa teDuits '18 Criminal Justice

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.

The online classes gave me the flexibility to juggle working full time, being a mom, not missing any of my sons’ sporting events and helping with elderly parents and their needs.

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