Lasell University

Online Programs

Master of Science in Criminal Justice: Emergency Crisis Management


1844 Commonwealth Avenue

Newton, MA 02466

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Criminal Justice: Emergency and Crisis Management

Format: Online

Program Description:

The ability to effectively plan for and respond to emergencies – including natural and man-made disasters, accidents, terror-related events, infrastructure failures, and other crises on a local or national scale – is vital in limiting the scope of damages and resulting casualties. The Emergency Crisis Management concentration will provide you with the skill set you need to lead and manage response teams, conduct negotiations, investigate causes, and take steps to prevent reoccurrences.

The 36 credits of coursework includes:

  • 21 credits of the core M.S. in Criminal Justice curriculum
    9 credits of Emergency Crisis Management courses – Crisis and Emergency Management, Risk Management and Planning, and Crisis Communication
    6 credits of electives in relevant subject areasThe 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.


Lasell University is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (Criminal Justice program).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 600 USD

Classification: Baccalaureate/Associate's College

Loans Offered: Students may apply for student loan resources by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Lasell University Graduate Student Application for Aid. School FAFSA code 002158.

Locale: Small City

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