Lasell University

Graduate and Professional Studies

Master of Science in Criminal Justice: Violence Prevention and Advocacy


1844 Commonwealth Avenue

Newton, MA 02466

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Criminal Justice: Violence Prevention and Advocacy

Format: Online

Program Description:

At the local and especially the domestic level, violence has far-reaching effects that pertain to law and order, healthcare, and the family. Prevention, bringing perpetrators to justice, and caring for and protecting victims requires a wide range of skills relevant to the fields of public health and policy, human services, law, higher education, and community nonprofits. The Violence Prevention and Advocacy concentration will equip you to make a meaningful and personal impact.

The 36 credits of coursework includes:

  • 21 credits of the core M.S. in Criminal Justice curriculum
    9 credits of Violence Prevention and Advocacy courses – Theories of Violence and Aggression, Interpersonal and Relationship Violence, and Violence Prevention, Advocacy and Social Change
    6 credits of electives in relevant subject areasThe Violence Prevention and Advocacy concentration equips students to address abuse and violence through avenues that include working with vulnerable populations to strengthen communities, developing local support programs, and participating in the reform of unsuccessful policing or prevention systems.


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

Size & Settings: 0-999

Find Schools