Program Overview

This certificate is designed for full time graduate students as well as 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 including mental health applications.

Students in this program focus on populations being served by state and federal court systems, state and federal correctional systems, law enforcement agencies, mental health facilities, and juvenile facilities. This certificate is appropriate for the fields of criminal justice, nursing/public health, law and paralegal studies, psychology, and social work.

Program Highlights:

  • Flexibility and Convenience
  • Committed to student learning
  • Students are able to choose from a variety of courses appropriate for their own specific professional needs, such as children and families in the legal system, domestic violence, and sexual offenders and treatment.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    Requirements

    A bachelors degree is required.

    Restrictions

    The University of Massachusetts Lowell is not presently accepting applications or registrations for online courses, degrees or certificate programs from residents of Arkansas, Kansas or Minnesota. Due to recent legislative changes the University of Massachusetts Lowell is not seeking state authorization to offer online programs in those states. State and federal laws require colleges and universities to receive state authorization to offer online programs in states other than their own.

    School Overview

    The College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell offers a supportive and challenging environment, expand knowledge through cutting-edge research, & enrich our community through creative enterprise. As the University’s largest College, we offer over 24 undergraduate & graduate degree programs through our 11 academic departments & numerous interdisciplinary programs. Through:

    •     Effective classroom engagement
    •     Research opportunities 
    •     Working with our distinguished faculty and 
    •     A range of other experiential learning opportunities

    Students emerge from our degree programs equipped with the skills, insights, & perspective needed to achieve success in their careers & improve their communities. Our graduate degree and certificate programs give students the skills and knowledge to assume leadership roles in business, research and education, government, and community organizations. Through our accelerated “bachelors to masters” programs, students may earn dual credits that can be applied to both undergraduate & graduate degrees.

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