As criminal justice is a subject so broad, and with such an urgent need of dedicated, skilled professionals, Lasell offers students the opportunity to design their own concentration in whatever aspect of the field they are most passionate about. A faculty advisor will work closely with you as you customize the M.S. in Criminal Justice degree program to your specific career goals and needs.
The 36 credits of coursework includes:
|COURSE CODE||COURSE TITLE||CREDITS|
|Category 1 Choose 5|
|CJ720||Crisis & Emergency Management||3|
|CJ721||Risk Management & Planning||3|
|CJ730||Terrorism & Homeland Security||3|
|CJ732||Cybercrime & Data Security||3|
|CJ740||Theories of Violence & Aggression||3|
|CJ741||Interpersonal & Relationship Violence||3|
|CJ750||Global Criminal Justice Systems||3|
|CJ752||Cls, Race, Ethic & Gender Issues in CJ||3|
|COM709||Negotiations & Conflict Resolution||3|
|CJ701||The Criminal Justice System & Process||3|
|CJ702||Critical Legal Issues in Crim Justice||3|
|CJ703||Advanced Criminological Thought||3|
|CJ704||Ethical Theory & Criminal Justice Policy||3|
|CJ705||Criminal Justice Leadership & Management||3|
|CJ709||Research Methods & Statistical Analysis||3|
|Choose 1 from the following:|
|CJ798||Research Project Capstone||3|
Students also choose five other courses from the Emergency & Crisis Management, Homeland Security & Global Justice or Violence Prevention & Advocacy concentrations and/or elective courses
Students in the Self-Designed concentration can choose courses from the three other concentrations or the elective courses listed below:
Students in the M.S. in Criminal Justice must choose two electives to complete their degree requirements. Electives can be drawn from:
|Spring Session I, 1/17-3/7|
|Spring Session II, 3/21-5/9|
|Course Number||Name||Format||Instructor||Day/Time||Session Dates|
|CJ 709||Research Methods & Statistical Analysis||Online||Weeks, Edward||Session I||1/17 - 3/7|
|CJ 732||Cybercrime & Data Security||Online||Beaudry, Mark||Session I||1/17 - 3/7|
|CJ 705||Criminal Justice Leadership & Management||Online||Bissonnette, Lynn||Session II||3/21 - 5/9|
|CJ 742||Violence Prev, Advocacy, & CJ Society||Online||Macmaster, Shawn||Session II||3/21 - 5/9|
Candidates seeking admission to Lasell College's Criminal Justice graduate degree must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and demonstrate through academic background and/or work experience the ability to succeed in graduate studies. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission. The TOEFL may be waived for students whose native language is English or students who have successfully completed a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.
Lasell's Criminal Justice graduate degree program offers three concentrations: Emergency and Crisis Management, Homeland Security and Global Justice, Violence Prevention and Advocacy, and Criminal Justice: Self-Designed Option.
Admission Requirements Checklist:
A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates withfewer than 3 years of professional work experience.*
Materials should be addressed to:
The Office of Graduate Enrollment
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466
Quinn Bill Certified Program
Quinn Bill certification by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. This state program, which was originally enacted in 1970 to foster a more effective criminal justice system, motivates full-time police officers in participating cities and towns to pursue degrees in law enforcement and criminal justice through salary increases.
Graduate Open House
Saturday, April 29th @ 10 a.m.