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ONLINE MASTER OF CRIMINOLOGY & JUSTICE
Help Build a Safe & Just World
ONLINE MASTER OF CRIMINOLOGY & JUSTICE
Help Build a Safe & Just World

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Program Overview

The fields of criminology and justice are undergoing significant changes, and there is a growing need for professionally-trained criminal justice administrators, planners, and researchers. To address this need, Loyola University New Orleans offers a Master of Criminology and Justice degree in a convenient one-year program. This program is designed to serve both students who have recently completed their undergraduate studies and students returning to study after beginning their careers. The Master of Criminology and 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

Program Outcomes

Loyola's Master of Arts in Criminology and 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. Students take courses in criminal justice administration, criminology, statistics, and even program planning. Upon graduation, you will be equipped with a broad range of skills that will prepare you for a variety of careers, including:

  • Private security
  • Law enforcement & administration
  • FBI
  • CIA
  • U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigrations and Customs Enforcement

For those students looking to pursue careers beyond traditional law enforcement and justice systems, our program develops analytical and critical thinking skills that can be easily applied in other settings, such as businesses and nonprofit organizations.

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. 
  • Private Loans: There are also various private loan options available to students or their parents to pay for education.

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 is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon program for veterans who are eligible for the Post 9-11 benefit. Loyola will provide up to $12,000 per academic year, a figure the VA will match. This is in addition to the Post 9-11 benefit of $20,235 per academic year. This benefit is available to all eligible undergraduate and graduate students.

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 the Yellow Ribbon program for veterans who are eligible for the Post 9-11 benefit. Loyola will provide up to $12,000 per academic year, a figure the VA will match. This is in addition to the Post 9-11 benefit of $20,235 per academic year. This benefit is available to all eligible undergraduate and graduate students.

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