Take command of your career.

As a leader in the criminal justice field, you can turn your passion for social justice into a career – actively working towards making 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 an advanced degree. 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.

The online Master of Criminology & Justice degree is a convenient program that can be completed in a 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 this program will improve their academic writing and develop advanced research methodology and data analysis skills.

Loyola’s Master of Criminology & Justice was recently ranked the 14th Best Criminology Master’s in the Nation by College Choice.

Discover your full potential.

Loyola’s 100% online Master of Criminology & Justice program will prepare you with the skills and knowledge needed to advance in a wide range of careers that contribute to a safer world, including:

  • Police Sergeant
  • Federal Protective Service Officer
  • Criminologist
  • Victim Advocate
  • Drug Enforcement Agent
  • Emergency Manager
  • Criminal Profiler
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Security Manager
  • CIA Agent

Flexible online courses, taught by experts.

Loyola’s online Master of Criminology & Justice consists of 30 credit hours taken at the graduate level.

Courses include:

  • Theories of Criminal Behavior
  • Selected Problems in Criminal Justice
  • Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation

Download the degree program course listing (DPCL) for the Master of Criminology & Justice to view program requirements in a helpful worksheet format. For a full list of courses and course descriptions, click below.

Apply in 3 easy steps.

We know you’re busy, which is why we’ve made applying to Loyola’s online programs as simple as possible. Follow these three steps to start on a path that will transform your career and your life.

Step 1: Talk to us.

Fill out the request form to talk to a dedicated enrollment specialist who will answer any questions you have about the program you’re interested in, how online learning at Loyola works, financial aid, or the application process.

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Step 2: Apply.

Complete your online application in as little as 5 minutes! Get started.

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Step 3: Submit your documents.

An enrollment specialist will help you determine exactly which documents you need to submit and will even help you get your transcripts from past institutions!

Visit our admissions page to learn more or feel free to give us a call at (504) 577-2855.