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Master of Criminology & Justice (Online)

As a leader in the criminal justice field, you will be able to turn your passion for social justice into a career – actively working to make the world a safer, more just place. To achieve a high-level position in the field and make the biggest impact, you will likely need a master’s degree in criminal justice or master’s in criminology and justice. Responding to this need for professionally trained criminal justice administrators, planners, and researchers, Loyola University New Orleans offers a 100% online Master of Criminology & Justice.

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Auto [Expedited] Admit Program for LOYNO Students

Are you a Loyola New Orleans graduating senior or current alum? You could be eligible for the auto admit program. Criminology & Justice will auto admit eligible Loyola New Orleans students who meet the following criteria:

  • Auto-admit seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • CRIM A700, CRIM A805, CRIM A850, and CRIM A800 are open as bridge classes during the summer sessions to seniors with a 2.75 GPA (continuation in the program will be based on success in these courses).

To apply as an auto admit, submit the Online Graduate Programs Quick App.

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Online Master of Criminology & Justice Curriculum

The online criminal justice master’s degree is a convenient program that can be completed in one year. It is designed to serve students directly from the completion of their undergraduate studies or those returning to advance their education after beginning their careers. In addition to a variety of specialty criminal justice and criminology courses, students in the online master’s in criminology program will improve their academic writing and develop advanced research methodology and data analysis skills.


Degree Overview

30 Credits

Master of Criminology and justice


Loyola’s online Master of Criminology & Justice consists of 30 credit hours:

  • CRIM A700: Theories of Criminal Behavior (3 credits)
  • CRIM A705: Seminar in Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • CRIM A710: Research and Statistical Methods (3 credits)
  • CRIM A712: Graduate Statistics (3 credits)
  • CRIM A718: Seminar in Criminal Justice Administration (3 credits)
  • CRIM A800: Selected Problems in Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • CRIM A805: Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation (3 credits)
  • CRIM A850: Seminar in Criminology (3 credits)
  • CRIM A893: Directed Readings in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • CRIM A900: Master’s Research and Practicum (3 credits)

Check out the University Bulletin to view further curriculum information and download a degree worksheet for the online Master of Criminology and Justice program.

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What can you do with a Master's in Criminology and Justice?

Discover your full potential.

Loyola’s 100% online master’s degree in criminal justice will prepare you with the skills and knowledge needed to advance in a wide range of careers that contribute to a safer world, including:

  • CIA Agent
  • Criminal Profiler
  • Criminologist
  • Police Sergeant
  • Federal Protective Service Officer
  • Victim Advocate
  • Criminal Systems Reform
  • Drug Enforcement Agent
  • Emergency Manager
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Community Program Liaison
  • Mental Health Advocate
  • Police Administrator
  • Specialty Court Liaison
  • Victim-Witness Liaison
  • Youth Programs Specialist
  • Security Manager

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