Criminal Justice Specialization

The MLS program can be completed in one year, full-time or over the course of two years, part-time. Loyola offers evening courses as well as traditional day courses to provide greater flexibility for your schedule and lifestyle.

The MLS Criminal Justice Specialization offers a breadth and depth of courses to meet the needs of professionals across the industry.

Courses Include

  • Fact Investigation
  • Cybercrime
  • Law and the Use of Force
  • Police Practices Seminar
  • Race, Class, and Criminal Justice
  • Juvenile Delinquency Law and Procedure‌

Twenty-first century law enforcement is embracing the critical importance of graduate-level education. Programs like this are vital to develop tomorrow's police managers, policy makers and thought leaders. Loyola, with its historical focus on practitioners – not just classroom theory – is perfectly placed to lead this charge.

-Steve Lurie, JD '02, Adjunct Professor and lieutenant in Los Angeles Police Department

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Loyola has one of the largest alumni networks in the world, with a vast number of those alums practicing in the criminal justice system. With the most JD alumni of any law school hired by the Los Angeles DA’s office and the most alumni on Southern California Super Lawyers “Top 100” list you will be in good company as part of Loyola’s alumni network.

The Criminal Justice Specialization will be recognized upon the satisfactory completion of 18 units of coursework.  This includes 11 units of required courses and 7 units of electives.  Please note students participating in a specialization are still required to enroll in the two mandatory introduction courses, and enroll in a minimum of 26 units to satisfy the MLS degree requirements.