M.Sc. On Campus

Criminal Justice - Self-Designed Option

Lasell College

12 months
600 USD/credit 21600 USD/year
600 USD/credit 21600 USD/year
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Candidates seeking admission to Lasell College's Criminal Justice - Self-Designed Option graduate degree must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and demonstrate through academic background and/or work experience the ability to succeed in graduate studies. 


As criminal justice is a subject so broad, and with such an urgent need of dedicated, skilled professionals, Lasell offers students the opportunity to design their own concentration in whatever aspect of the field they are most passionate about. A faculty advisor will work closely with you as you customize the M.S. in Criminal Justice - Self-Designed Option degree program at Lasell College to your specific career goals and needs.

Career advancement

Thanks to a vibrant community of working professionals and a wide range of available services, graduate students are positioned to develop their expertise and advance their career. As a Lasell graduate student you will have the opportunity to:

  • Benefit from the experience of your faculty and peers, who bring deep expertise and a unique point of view to every class discussion and group project
  • Expand your network and learn to position yourself as a leader in your field
  • Participate in career services programs that include resume-building workshops and webinars on how to develop a career plan
  • Engage with an active alumni community

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Risk Management & Planning
  • Terrorism & Homeland Security
  • Transnational Crime
  • Cybercrime & Data Security
  • Theories of Violence & Aggression
  • Interpersonal & Relationship Violence
  • Global Criminal Justice Systems
  • Victimology
  • Cls, Race, Ethic & Gender Issues in CJ
  • Negotiations & Conflict Resolution
  • Crisis Communication
  • The Criminal Justice System & Process
  • Critical Legal Issues in Crim Justice
  • Advanced Criminological Thought
  • Ethical Theory & Criminal Justice Policy
  • Criminal Justice Leadership & Management
  • Research Methods & Statistical Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • Two professional letters of recommendation from either faculty or employers
  • Resume proving a minimum of three years of professional work experience 
  • Official college transcripts
  • A one page personal statement describing your goals, strengths and potential for achievement in graduate school

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 600 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    21600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 600 USD per credit during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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