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 #2 Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Program
Recognized as #1 Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Program for Veterans
Retired MBTA Transit Police Sgt. Dic Donohue finished his master’s degree in 2012. Less than a year later, he was shot during a police firefight with the Boston Marathon bombers. After earning his Ph.D. in criminology, he’s taking a job with the RAND Corp.