University of Louisiana at Lafayette

College of Liberal Arts

Criminal Justice


Graduate School Office
POB 44610
Room 332 Martin Hall

Lafayette, LA 70504

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Masters in Criminal Justice

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science degree program in Criminal Justice is designed to build a student’s individual, agency, and community capacity to understand, prevent, intervene, and respond innovatively and effectively to juvenile delinquency and crime, using evidence-based practices and policies, in ways that ensure justice.  

Our undergraduate program provides the breadth of knowledge of a liberal arts curriculum, combined with interdisciplinary perspectives of crime and justice. It is designed to facilitate personal and professional growth of our students through engaged and experiential learning opportunities. Upon completion of our program, you will be prepared to act as an informed and skilled agent of justice, who combines critical thinking and analytical skills with empirical evidence to accurately assess our crime problem and evaluate justice problems, policies, programs and solutions. You will be prepared for entry level positions in a wide variety of criminal justice related occupations.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: The M.S. in Criminal Justice provides both a thesis track (33 hours) and non-thesis track (36 hours).

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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