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Criminal Justice and Security Studies Programs

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Earn a Criminal Justice or Security Studies Degree or Certificate from a Top-Ranking Program in the Nation

You will gain knowledge about emerging criminal justice issues and develop skills that model best practices in our criminal justice and security studies programs. Our graduates move into a wide array of public safety and investigative fields, including law, homeland security, forensics, police work, and more. You will benefit from our renowned faculty, small class sizes, and leading research centers. You may explore criminal justice leadership and policy, international security, forensics, homeland security, policing, and cyber security. As a designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research, our programs strive to innovate and solve real-world challenges. We are here to support you throughout your educational journey with certificates, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

Explore Criminal Justice and Security Studies Programs at UMass Lowell

  • Criminal Justice, B.S.
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Criminal Justice: Paralegal Option, B.S.
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Criminal Justice & Criminology, Ph.D.
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Criminal Justice, M.A.
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Security Studies: CBRNE Security Concentration, M.S.
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Security Studies: Critical Infrastructure Protection Concentration, M.S.
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Security Studies: Cybersecurity Concentration, M.S.
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Security Studies: Homeland Defense Concentration, M.A.
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Security Studies: Industrial & Economic Security Concentration, M.A.
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Security Studies: International Security Concentration, M.A.
    On Campus | Mix | Online

Why Should You Pursue Criminal Justice and Security Studies at UMass Lowell?

Number 1

Affordable Tuition

Our undergraduate online tuition is among the lowest in the nation. Students may also benefit from federal financial aid, scholarships, and grants to help make their education even more affordable.
Number 2

Real Faculty. Real Campus. Real Research.

Whether you study online or on-campus, you'll learn from UMass Lowell's world-class faculty at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies, experts who are conducting cutting-edge research.
Number 3

Stackable Credits

Take a class, earn a certificate, or pursue a degree. Our programs build upon themselves. You may apply the credits you earn toward the next step in your journey.
Number 4

Accelerated Courses

With 6-, 8- and 10-week courses, you can quickly accelerate your studies and finish your program quickly.
Number 5

Global Network of UMass Business Alumni

Upon graduation, you may take advantage of the global UMass alumni network.