University of Louisiana at Lafayette

College of Liberal Arts

Masters in 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 curriculum offers innovative and intensive study that provides students with the knowledge and skills to facilitate program development, implementation and assessment. It prepares students for a wide range of administrative, management and leadership positions within public, private and non-profit criminal and/or juvenile justice agencies. Additionally, our program prepares students for instructor-level teaching positions and/or doctoral studies.


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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