The Homeland Security and Global Justice concentration provides robust preparation in federal law enforcement practices and international justice policy, positioning students to play invaluable roles in the essential work of safeguarding our nation.
Gain the knowledge to succeed in an evolving field
Topics addressed in the Homeland Security and Global Justice concentration include:
Problem-solving for a more peaceful world
Homeland security and international crime are challenging topics – and issues related to these fields only grow more complex as the world becomes increasingly interconnected. Lasell offers a rigorous curriculum that will ready you to face these difficulties head-on, and to help maintain order in a rapidly changing world.
Personalized and comprehensive learning
All Lasell classes are capped at 23 students, giving graduate students the chance to work closely with faculty on projects and coursework, and to optimize your industry connections in fields like transportation security or federal law enforcement. Beyond the classroom, you can put these lessons into action during a Capstone experience, and participate in speaking events and workshops that promote responsible citizenship sponsored by the Nancy Lawson Donahue '49 Institute for Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion. In the Homeland Security and Global Justice concentration, you will be engaged, challenged, and motivated by a talented group of faculty and peers, ultimately gaining the necessary foundation to assume a leadership role in the field.
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:
Securing our future
Graduates in the Homeland Security and Global Justice concentration pursue work in federal protection agencies, law enforcement, investigative services and other related areas. Our graduates are well positioned to succeed in roles that include:
|COURSE CODE||COURSE TITLE||CREDITS|
|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|
|CJ730||Terrorism & Homeland Security||3|
|CJ732||Cybercrime & Data Security||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 - 1/15-5/6|
|CJ798||Research Project Capstone (Prereq: CJ709 and permission from: Prof. Linda Bucci)||Online||Weeks, Edward|
|CJ799||Internship (Prereq: Permission from: Prof. Linda Bucci)||Linda Bucci|
|SPRING 1: 1/15 - 3/5|
|CJ701||The Criminal Justice System & Process||Online|
|CJ705||Criminal Justice Leadership & Management||Online||Mark Beaudry|
|CJ706||Advanced Applied Forensics||Online||Kim Farah|
|CJ709||Research Methods & Statistical Analysis||Thomas Zawisza|
|CJ732||Cybercrime & Data Security||Mark Beaudry|
|CJ740||Theories of Violence & Aggression||MacMaster|
|SPRING 2: 3/18 - 5/6|
|CJ702||Critical Legal Issues in Crim Justice||Online|
|CJ704||Ethical Theory & Criminal Justice Policy||Online||Mark Beaudry|
|CJ709||Research Methods & Statistical Analysis||Online||Ed Weeks|
|CJ730||Terrorism & Homeland Security||Online|
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 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, January 29 @ 6:30 p.m.