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Criminology and Justice

Loyola University New Orleans

12 months
818 USD/credit 24540 USD/year
818 USD/credit 24540 USD/year
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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 and Justice degree program offered by Loyola University New Orleans 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 Loyola University New Orleans 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.

About the Department

The Department of Criminology and Justice has a long-standing commitment to improving the quality of justice through education, research, and public service. The faculty of the Department of Criminology and Justice recognizes its mission as threefold.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Application for Master of Criminal Justice Admission;
  • $20 application fee (The application fee is waived if your appication is submitted online).
  • 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. For transcripts other than English, please provide a certified English translation with an explanation of the grading system;
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about the applicant’s aptitude for graduate work, such as former professors or master’s prepared supervisors;
  • A resume of professional work experience
  • A statement of educational goals that addresses the following points:
  • 1. How do you think the MCJ degree will enhance your professional development?, and;
  • 2. What expectations do you hope to realize by earning the degree?

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 818 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    24540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 818 USD per credit during 12 months.


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