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Master of Science in Criminal Justice

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  • 100%

  • 12-24 months

    Time to complete
  • Quinn Bill 


Designed for working professionals looking to enter or advance in this critically important field, Lasell's M.S. in Criminal Justice degree program provides the skills, knowledge, and practical experience needed to protect and serve the public through a wide range of careers. Conveniently offered entirely online and led by a team of experienced faculty comprising professionals from policing, law, corrections, and security, our Criminal Justice program prepares you for an impactful, rewarding career.  

The M.S. in Criminal Justice program offers four options:

Through our programs, those new and experienced in the criminal justice field will:

  • Gain the specific skills and knowledge that employers seek - including critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, communication and investigative skills, effective uses of technology, and an understanding of diversity and cultural issues
  • Learn from committed faculty who bring real-world experience and insight to each course
  • Gain hands-on experience through a capstone project
  • Build a professional network of professors and fellow classmates, and benefit from their unique perspectives 

Why Choose Lasell for a graduate degree in criminal justice? 

Robust curriculumOur program adheres to standards developed by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) and the Police Career Incentive Pay Program (Quinn Bill) in Massachusetts, and offers you the flexibility to engage your interests and pursue your career goals. The M.S. in Criminal Justice degree is not an "online degree," it's a degree that is earned online.  

Convenient for working professionals - Participate in class discussions and complete your studies as your schedule allows with our flexible, fully online program. 

Faculty who have been there, and are there for you - The Program Chair of our Justice Studies department is a former Norfolk and Suffolk county prosecutor with 17 years of experience. Our faculty members are similarly qualified in their respective fields and are supportive of students throughout the program.  

Exceptional student support services - As a student at Lasell, you'll benefit from our wide range of services, including career counseling, online training, academic support, graduate advising, and enrollment counseling to support you in every aspect of your graduate experience.  

Learn about our admissions requirements, and join us to further your career. 

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