LMU Named Among Top Criminal Justice Programs in the U.S.


crimesceneLincoln Memorial University (LMU) has been ranked 17th among the Top 40 Criminal Justice Schools and Universities in the United States by University Headquarters, an independent national career guide organization.


“LMU takes a cutting-edge approach in the design and presentation of its Criminal Justice and Criminology programs,” Dr. Martin Sellers, dean of the Paul V. Hamilton School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences said. “The content, skills and values of our programs are tailored to tackle today’s social and criminal justice climate and culture.”


Housed in the Paul V. Hamilton School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, the Criminal Justice Department offers two degree programs, including the bachelor of science in criminal justice and criminology and the master of science in criminal justice (MSCJ).


LMU's undergraduate Criminology and Criminal Justice program provides a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system.  Students examine theories of crime and victimization, learn how to critically evaluate criminal justice policies, and explore justice ethics and graduate with the knowledge and experience necessary for careers in law enforcement, court administration, corrections, probation and parole, private industry or advanced study in a graduate program or law school.


The MSCJ program can be completed in as little as 16 months and is delivered completely online. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a high-quality education that inspires life-long learning, supports student development, encourages scholarly exploration and debate and provides students with an understanding of the foundational principles of American justice.


A Criminal Justice Curriculum Advisory Board of academics, criminal justice professionals, and community members helps to develop courses that not only comply with the ACJS academic standards but also provide students with diverse experiences that are dynamic and relevant outside the classroom.  Students interact with their instructors and classmates on a personal level with class sizes that rarely exceed 30 students.


In their senior year, students apply all the skills they've learned to a practical, criminal justice related issue in the form of a senior capstone research project.  The research project allows students to expand their knowledge and offer solutions for any criminal-justice related issue. 


University Headquarters is an industry-leading, independent educational organization that compiles comprehensive information for students who wish to pursue a higher education including entrance requirements and career paths. They provide career guides to help navigate requirements to gain entry to programs, become certified, or move up the career ladder in a chosen field. For more information visit 
universityhq.org/best-colleges/rankings/criminal-justice-schools/  .



Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423.869.6280 or email at [email protected].


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