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Criminology and Justice, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, LA,
Criminal justice and private security are one of the fastest growing areas in terms of employment, and an advanced degree is becoming a necessity. The Master of Criminology & Justice degree program responds to the need for professionally-trained criminal justice administrators, planners and researchers as well as private security professionals.


First, the department is dedicated to offering its majors a state-of-the-art education in criminology and justice by providing them with a comprehensive and critical understanding of the criminal justice system and the society in which it functions. At the same time, as part of College of Arts and Sciences, Loyola University New Orleans, the faculty is committed to addressing the special needs of adult learners and to preparing students to move into criminal justice careers or post graduate work as liberally educated, intellectually mature, ethically aware, and culturally sensitive men and women. Moreover, the department is dedicated to providing students throughout the university with opportunities to examine critically the broad questions of how justice is administered in American society and globally as well as confront the fundamental issues of criminal justice, which they face as professionals and as involved citizens.

Second, the Department of Criminology and Justice is dedicated to excellence in research and scholarship as reflected in grants, awards, and publications. The faculty is committed to research that advances the teaching, assessment, and the knowledge base of the field of criminal justice, and also research that has policy implications and serves the goals of equity and efficiency in the administration of justice.

Finally, the department has a special commitment to providing the expertise of its faculty as a resource to assist criminal justice and social service agencies in the greater metropolitan New Orleans area and the state of Louisiana in the realms of applied research, policy development, training, and planned change to meet the social and technological challenges of the 21st Century.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Theories of Criminal Behavior
  • Research and Statistical Methods
  • Graduate Statistics
  • Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • A completed Application for Master of Criminal Justice Admission.
  • $20 application fee.
  • A bachelor’s degree and a record of academic achievement from an accredited college or university.
  • An official transcript from each institution attended sent directly to the appropriate admissions office.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • A resume of professional work experience.
  • A statement of educational goals.
  •  All international applicants must submit results of the TOEFL, scoring 550 or higher, unless their previous degree is from a college or university in which the language of instruction is English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    818 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 818 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    818 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 818 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New Orleans

  • 1125 - 2160 USD/month
    Living Costs

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