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Bachelor of Criminology & Justice

The fields of criminology and justice are changing quickly, thanks to new technologies, increased scrutiny of law enforcement and justice systems, and new questions surrounding the complex social issues that lead to crime. To address these changes, Loyola University New Orleans offers an online Bachelor of Criminology & Justice designed to prepare forward-thinking professionals capable of making the world a safer, more just place.


In addition to the cutting-edge technologies and research skills required for a career in criminology or justice, the program - which was recently ranked 13th best criminology bachelor's in the nation - focuses on more theoretical issues, such as the nature of crime and ways to deter and mitigate unlawful behavior. Upon graduation, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a variety of careers in criminal justice, including:

  • Local Law Enforcement
  • FBI
  • Corrections Officer
  • CIA
  • U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Private Security
  • Crime Scene Investigator

Master of Criminology & Justice

There is a growing demand for professionally-trained criminal justice administrators, planners, and researchers who can adapt to a quickly-changing field and thoughtfully respond to today’s social justice issues. To address this need, Loyola University New Orleans offers a 100% online Master of Criminology & Justice degree - recently ranked 14th best criminology master's in the nation - in a convenient one-year program. The Master of Criminology & Justice degree curriculum includes a variety of specialty criminal justice administration and criminology courses, including:

  • Theories of Criminal Behavior
  • Seminar in Criminal Justice
  • Directed Readings in Criminal Justice
  • Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
  • Research and Statistical Methods

Loyola's Master of Criminology & Justice degree program trains graduate students in not only the theories of crime, but also the advanced research and data analysis skills that are required of modern-day criminal justice professionals, whether working in traditional justice settings or the private sector.

Why Loyola University New Orleans?

Loyola University New Orleans is a private, accredited, Jesuit university open to students of all faiths. Since it was chartered as a university in 1912, Loyola has established a reputation for excellence founded on the principles of disciplined studies and educating the whole person - mind, body, and spirit. Our campus and online degree programs focus on developing all of a students' talents to the fullest.


Loyola graduates are innovators, entrepreneurs, and free thinkers, poised to begin successful careers and make a positive impact on the world. In fact, 87% of Loyola graduates are employed within their career field or in advanced study within six months of graduating. By enrolling in one of Loyola's new online degree programs, you join a long tradition of scholarly excellence on a schedule that fits your busy lifestyle.


Recent accolades for Loyola University New Orleans include:

  • #10 "Best Regional Universities of the South," US News & World Report
  • #12 "Best Value" in the South, US News & World Report
  • #4 in the region for diversity, US News & World Report
  • MONEY Magazine's "Best Colleges for Your Money"
  • #11 “Best Regional Southern Universities,” College Choice

Paying for School

At Loyola University New Orleans, we believe that higher education is an investment in yourself, and we want to make that investment as affordable as possible. We offer a variety of financial aid options to help you take the next step in your career.


Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid is easier than you think. A large percentage of Loyola students receive some form of financial aid, including:

  • Federal Loans: Students enrolled at least half time are eligible for the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, which means that they can borrow subsidized or unsubsidized loans based on need. Parents of a dependent, undergraduate student may also qualify for these federal loans to pay for the student’s education.
  • Private Loans: There are also various private loan options available to students or their parents to pay for education.
  • Grants: Federal Pell Grants are available to qualifying undergraduate students. The amount of aid awarded is based on financial need, cost of attendance, credits per semester, and various other factors. Additional federal or state grants might be available to students based on eligibility.

Our friendly staff will work with you one-on-one to help you understand your options and check your eligibility. Students should complete the FAFSA as early as possible after January 1 in order to be considered for all types of financial aid.


Employer Reimbursement

Loyola accepts tuition reimbursement from students whose employers offer that benefit.


Veterans Benefits

Loyola University New Orleans participates in several programs designed to support veterans and provide greater access to higher education - including the Post 9/11 program and the Yellow Ribbon program. Contact us to learn more about the financial aid resources Loyola makes available to eligible veterans.

Accreditation

Loyola University New Orleans is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Loyola University New Orleans.


Accreditation by SACSCOC signifies that Loyola meets key criteria that support a quality education. These key criteria include having a clearly-defined mission, the resources to ensure the mission is being met, and measurable educational objectives aligned with its mission.

Military

At Loyola University New Orleans, we value the ideals of service and discipline, which is why we are proud to assist veterans and service members in the completion of their degrees. In fact, Loyola was ranked #8 in US News and World Report’s 2016 “Best Colleges for Veterans (South)” list. Loyola University New Orleans has also been designated a Military Friendly®School by Victory Media, a designation awarded to the schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students. Speak with one of our staff to learn more about the variety of resources available to veterans and military students.


Yellow Ribbon Program

Loyola University New Orleans participates in several different programs for students who are eligible for benefits. The most popular program is the Post 9/11 program. If you are 100% eligible, you will receive $26,671 annually in tuition and fees. If you utilize this amount, you will be eligible for Yellow Ribbon. Loyola will provide up to $12,000, which Veterans Affairs will match. You may also be eligible for a monthly basic housing stipend with a value of up to $1,000 per year.

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