Overview & Career Outcomes

The Homeland Security and Global Justice concentration provide 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.

A convenient, flexible approach

  • 36 credits of coursework: 21 credits in the core program curriculum; 9 credits of concentration-specific courses; 6 credits of electives; Capstone project
  • Affordable 8 or 16-week modules
  • Quinn bill certified

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.

Career advancement
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:

  • Benefit from the experience of your faculty and peers, who bring deep expertise and a unique point of view to every class discussion and group project
  • Expand your network and learn to position yourself as a leader in your field
  • Engage with an active alumni community
  • Participate in career services programs that include resume-building workshops and webinars on how to develop a career plan


The Master's in Criminal Justice in Homeland Security & Global Justice will provide you with the skills you need to make a difference in the community and the world and become a leader in today's criminal justice field.  

The degree program is structured as follows:

  • 36 credits are required for the MS degree
    • 21 credits (7 courses) comprise the core offerings which includes 1 capstone (3 credits) which you can choose from two options: Research Project or Internship
    • 9 credits (3 courses) are required for the concentration
    • 6 credits (2 courses) are required for electives

Get information on our Course Schedules.

The Criminal Justice System & Process
3 credits
Critical Legal Issues in Crim Justice
3 credits
Advanced Criminological Thought
3 credits
Ethical Theory & Criminal Justice Policy
3 credits
Criminal Justice Leadership & Management
3 credits
Research Methods & Statistical Analysis
3 credits
Terrorism & Homeland Security
3 credits
Transnational Crime
3 credits
Cybercrime & Data Security
3 credits
Research Project Capstone
3 credits
3 credits


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.

No GMAT/GRE scores are required for admission. 

International Students need to submit English equivalency from one of the following: TOEFL scores: minimum required score is 80 (iBT) or IELTS, minimum required score is 6.0; or Pearson PTE Academic minimum score is 53; or Duolingo minimum required score is 105. The English equivalency scores 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.

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework *
  3. A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths, and potential for achievement in graduate school
  4. Resume

Materials can be provided through MyPortal or emailed to gradinfo@lasell.edu.