The Emergency and Crisis Management concentration prepares students in conflict resolution and hazard mitigation, equipping graduates with the necessary skills to plan and respond to natural disasters, threats against public safety, and unexpected events of all types.
Prepare and respond: Courses built for crises
Topics addressed in the Emergency and Crisis Management concentration include:
Vital preparation for the unique challenges of the modern world
Protecting the public requires leaders who understand how to effectively plan for the unexpected and respond in the wake of disaster. The Emergency and Crisis Management concentration prepares just that type of leader through a curriculum that emphasizes communication, conflict resolution, and criminal justice policy, enabling students to face the future of disaster response head-on. Whether your goal is to advance in the field, or pursue a new direction in your career, you’ll be prepared for all that comes your way.
Personalized, immersive learning
Classes are capped at 23 students, allowing for direct access to full-time faculty, dedicated advisors, and hands-on learning. At Lasell, your professional experience and expertise are respected and rewarded; through targeted internship opportunities with municipal police departments, crisis communication firms, and government agencies, you can make valuable contacts and enhance your skills in the field. Your Capstone experience will put theory into practice and help you to gain a deeper understanding of how to respond when tensions are high and time is tight.
Thanks to a vibrant community of working professionals and a wide range of available services, graduate students are positioned to develop their expertise and advance their career. As a Lasell graduate student you will have the opportunity to:
Graduates in the Emergency and Crisis Management concentration are well positioned to succeed in roles such as:
|COURSE CODE||COURSE TITLE||CREDITS|
|CJ720||Crisis & Emergency Management||3|
|CJ721||Risk Management & Planning||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|
Choose two electives:
Students in the M.S. in Criminal Justice must choose two electives to complete their degree requirements. Electives can be drawn from:
|SPRING MAIN 1/22 - 5/11|
|CJ798||Research Project Capstone||TBA||Bucci, Linda & Weeks, Ed|
|SPRING I: 1/22 - 3/10|
|CJ701||The Criminal Justice System & Process||Online||Abbott, Sarah|
|CJ702||Critical Legal Issues in Crim Justice||Online||DeBole, Paul|
|CJ705||Criminal Justice Leadership & Management||Online||Beaudry, Mark|
|CJ709||Research Methods & Statistical Analysis||Online||Weeks, Ed|
|CJ732||Cybercrime & Data Security||Online||Beaudry, Mark|
|CJ740||Theories of Violence & Aggression||Online||MacMaster, Shawn|
|SPRING 2: 3/23 - 5/11|
|CJ703||Advanced Criminological Thought||Online||Abbott, Sarah|
|CJ704||Ethical Theory & Criminal Justice Policy||Online||Wallace, Kellie|
|CJ706||Advanced Applied Forensics||Online||Farrah, Kim|
|CJ709||Research Methods & Statistical Analysis||Online||Zawisza, Tom|
|CJ730||Terrorism & Homeland Security||Online||Duckworth, Neal|
Candidates seeking admission to Lasell University'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 international applicants who have earned 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.
Tuesday, November 19th @ 6:00 p.m.