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Forensic Criminology, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #1053 (BCR) Online
University of Massachusetts Lowell's Graduate Certificate Program in Forensic Criminology is available entirely online. Offered by the University's School of Criminology and Justice Studies and the Division of Online and Continuing Education, this certificate is designed for full time graduate students as well as working professionals interested in pursuing the certificate part-time.

Overview

Professionals working in the fields of criminal justice, nursing/public health, law and paralegal studies, psychology, and social work who wish to expand their expertise in forensic criminology, including mental health applications may be interested in this program.

Learning outcomes

Populations being served by state and federal court systems, state and federal correctional systems, law enforcement agencies, mental health facilities, and juvenile facilities are a key focus of the program.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell has built a solid reputation by offering one of the largest selections of online programs available through a traditional university. Forensic Criminology courses are taught by full-time faculty who are experts in their fields, and by adjunct faculty who, as practicing professionals, bring real-world experience to the online class discussions.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Criminal Profiling
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Criminal Mind and Behavior
  • Mental Health & Criminal Justice
  • Violence in America
  • Criminological Theory: Foundations
  • Victimology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National Students - UMass Lowell Graduate Admissions offers rolling admissions for all programs
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • UMass Lowell Graduate Certificate Programs provide knowledge and expertise that are vital in today's rapidly changing workplace. 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26370 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    26370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26370 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    14590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14590 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

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