The mission of the Criminal Justice Program is to provide excellence in graduate and undergraduate instruction; research and scholarship; professional development; and university and community service. The program seeks to promote professionally and academically relevant curricula and programs and effective cooperative relationships with regional service agencies in order to prepare criminal justice practitioners at the graduate and undergraduate level.
According to a new ranking of online degree programs, Lamar University's online criminal justice master's program was ranked 19th nationally for affordability and quality. AffordableColleges.com evaluated "online criminal justice master's degree programs across the U.S. weighing factors such as graduation rates, program offerings, and financial aid availability." Noting the troublesome debt accumulated by college students, the website is a source for affordable degree programs that provide information on the best colleges and degrees available. The rankings and methodology used by the website can be found here: