Graduate Certificate in Forensic Criminology

About: 

UMass Lowell's Graduate Certificate Program in Forensic Criminology is designed for graduate students and professionals 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.

This program focuses on populations being served by state and federal court systems, state and federal correctional systems, law enforcement agencies, mental health facilities, and juvenile facilities. 

Program Highlights:

  • Flexibility and convenience
  • Committed to student learning
  • Students are able to choose from a variety of courses focused on their specific professional background, such as children and families in the legal system, domestic violence and sexual offenders

Learn More About This Program:
To receive more information, fill out the Request Information form.

Sample a Course

For more information, visit UMass Lowell's Graduate Certificate Program in Forensic Criminology webpage.

Tuition/Fees: 

 

Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $575
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Graduate Certificate Application Fee $50
Late Fee for Nonpayment $50
Total for Course** $1,755 ($575 x 3 credits = $1,725 + #30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when check is returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.

For registration information, visit UMass Lowell's website

Accreditation: 

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

 

Admissions: 

Admission to all graduate programs at UMass Lowell is contingent upon successful completion of a bachelor's degree. No Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for graduate certificate programs. Credits earned from a graduate certificate may be used towards a related graduate degree with the approval of the graduate program coordinator. Students who complete a UMass Lowell graduate certificate with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better may be able to waive the GRE when applying to a related master's degree. Graduate Certificate Programs must be completed within a five-year period with a minimum 3.0 grade point average and no more than one course with a grade below B. Courses completed for one certificate may not be used for other certificates.

For more information about UMass Lowell's graduate admissions process, visit uml.edu/grad.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on certificate program, matriculation and course status. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 978-934-4220 or financialaidquestions@uml.edu to determine eligibility.

Request Information

Contact: 
UMass Lowell Advising Center
Phone: 
978-934-2474
Campus: 
Lowell
Level: 
Graduate
Type: 
Certificate
Credits: 
12
Tuition Per Credit: 
$575
Format: 
Online
Subject: 
Criminal Justice and Legal