Online Criminal Justice Degrees and Certificates
Learn to address emerging issues in the criminal justice system with UMass Lowell's online criminal justice degrees and certificate programs. With 6-, 8- and 10-week courses, you can accelerate your studies and finish your program quickly.
On-Campus and Online Criminal Justice and Security Studies Programs
Security Studies: CBRNE Security Concentration, M.S.
Security Studies: Critical Infrastructure Protection Concentration, M.S.
Security Studies: Cybersecurity Concentration, M.S.
Security Studies: Homeland Defense Concentration, M.A.
Security Studies: Industrial & Economic Security Concentration, M.A.
Security Studies: International Security Concentration, M.A.
Criminal Justice Degree Careers
UMass Lowell's criminal justice graduates move into public safety and investigative fields, including law, homeland security, forensics, police work and more.
Top Companies Hiring UMass Lowell Criminal Justice Graduates
- Allied Universal
- Army National Guard
- BAE Systems
- CACI International
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Fidelity Investments
- Massachusetts State Police
- Massachusetts Trial Court
- Raytheon Technologies
- U.S. Army
- United States Air Force
Real Faculty. Real Research. Real Campus.
You will benefit from UMass Lowell's small class sizes and leading research centers. 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.
You may explore:
- Criminal Justice Leadership and Policy
- International Security
- Homeland Security
Arie Perliger, Ph.D.
Arie Perliger is an authority on political violence and extremism, security policy, politics in the Middle East and far-right political movements in the U.S., Europe and Israel. His research includes analyzing how terrorism networks operate how extremists recruit members to their ranks, the political and social climate in which far-right ideologies take hold and the factors behind politically motivated assassinations.
Xinwen Fu, Ph.D.
Xinwen Fu is an international expert on Internet security and forensics and spearheads efforts to help protect the United States' national cyberinfrastructure. He not only has invented technology to prevent cyber-related crime, but he is also a leader in digital forensics education and research supported by the National Science Foundation. His team's research into how Google Class can be used to track passwords and steal other personal information has been featured on CNN and in major news and technology publications.
M.S. Security Studies, Homeland Security concentration, U.S. Department of State Consular Affairs
B.S. in Criminal Justice
Masters in Criminal Justice, Boston Police Officer
The Value of a Criminal Justice Degree
Understanding how the criminal justice system works will help you achieve and advance your career goals. Your vast knowledge of the criminal justice system will help protect citizens and manage offenders in an impactful way.Discover the Value of a Criminal Justice Degree.
Highest Lifetime ROI
UMass Lowell has the highest lifetime return on investment for public research universities in Massachusetts. Our online tuition is among the lowest in the U.S. Additionally, substantial scholarships, grants and other financial aid opportunities are provided.