The fields of criminology and justice are undergoing significant changes, and there is a growing need for professionally trained criminal justice administrators, planners, and researchers. To address this need, Loyola University New Orleans offers a Master of Criminology & Justice degree in a convenient one-year program. Recently ranked the 14th best criminology master's program in the nation, this program is designed to serve both students who have recently completed their undergraduate studies and students returning to study after beginning their careers. The Master of Criminology & Justice degree curriculum includes a variety of specialty criminal justice administration and criminology courses, including:
Loyola's Master of Criminology & Justice degree program trains graduate students in not only the theories of crime, but also the advanced research and data analysis skills that are required of modern-day criminal justice professionals. Students will gain expertise in criminal justice administration, criminology, statistics, and even program planning. Upon graduation, you will be equipped with a broad range of skills that will prepare you for a variety of careers, including:
For those students looking to pursue careers beyond traditional law enforcement and justice systems, our program develops analytical and critical thinking skills that can be easily applied in other settings, such as businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Loyola University New Orleans is a private, accredited, Jesuit university open to students of all faiths. Since it was chartered as a university in 1912, Loyola has established a reputation for excellence founded on the principles of disciplined studies and educating the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. Our campus and online degree programs focus on developing all of a student’s talents to the fullest.
Loyola graduates are innovators, entrepreneurs, and free thinkers, poised to begin successful careers and make a positive impact on the world. In fact, 87% of Loyola graduates are employed within their career field or in advanced study within six months of graduating. By enrolling in one of Loyola's new online degree programs, you join a long tradition of scholarly excellence on a schedule that fits your busy lifestyle.
Recent accolades for Loyola University New Orleans include:
At Loyola University New Orleans, we believe that higher education is an investment in yourself, and we want to make that investment as affordable as possible. We offer a variety of financial aid options to help you take the next step in your career.
Applying for financial aid is easier than you think. A large percentage of Loyola students receive some form of financial aid, including:
Our friendly staff will work with you one-on-one to help you understand your options and check your eligibility. Students should complete the FAFSA as early as possible after January 1 in order to be considered for all types of financial aid.
Loyola accepts tuition reimbursement from students whose employers offer that benefit.
Loyola University New Orleans participates in several programs designed to support veterans and provide greater access to higher education – including the Post 9/11 program and the Yellow Ribbon program. Contact us to learn more about the financial aid resources Loyola makes available to eligible veterans.
Loyola University New Orleans is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Loyola University New Orleans.
Accreditation by SACSCOC signifies that Loyola meets key criteria that support a quality education. These key criteria include having a clearly-defined mission, the resources to ensure the mission is being met, and measurable educational objectives aligned with its mission.
At Loyola University New Orleans, we value the ideals of service and discipline, which is why we are proud to assist veterans and service members in the completion of their degrees. In fact, Loyola was ranked #8 in US News and World Report’s 2016 “Best Colleges for Veterans (South)” list. Loyola University New Orleans has also been designated a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, a designation awarded to the schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students. Speak with one of our staff to learn more about the variety of resources available to veterans and military students.
Loyola University New Orleans participates in several different programs for students who are eligible for benefits. The most popular program is the Post 9/11 program. If you are 100% eligible, you will receive $26,671 annually in tuition and fees. If you utilize this amount, you will be eligible for Yellow Ribbon. Loyola will provide up to $12,000, which Veterans Affairs will match. You may also be eligible for a monthly basic housing stipend with a value of up to $1,000 per year.
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