- Now accepting applications for Fall 2023! Apply by 2/15/23.
- All application fees currently waived.
- This program is open only to applicants residing within the United States.
At a Glance
- 2-year (full-time) or 3-year (part-time), 48 quarter unit program with either 480 hours of clinical internships or a research-focused thesis
- Available as a dual degree with the MSW (see curriculum guides)
- Small class size for maximum learning experience
- Embedded curriculum for practice with active-duty military and veterans
- Christian environment emphasizing integrated learning and compassionate whole person care
- Embedded professional self-care
Program Director: Kimberly R. Freeman, PhD, MSW
Crime disrupts personal and community relationships, endangers public health and safety, and threatens the moral contours of everyday social life. Loma Linda University's mission "to make man whole" provides a powerful and much-needed context in which criminal justice can be addressed on the basis of healing and restoration. The principles of restorative justice elevate the dimensions of justice that:
- Promote the acceptance of responsibility,
- Promote the fulfillment of obligations,
- Embrace forgiveness and reconciliation, and
- Culminate in the restoration of personal and social relationships.
This multidisciplinary approach to deviance and the administration of justice takes into consideration the social, physical and spiritual well-being of victims, offenders, and communities--which provides a deeper understanding of crime and the struggle of the modern criminal justice system.