Criminal Justice


 Announcing the "NEW" Accelerated M.S. degree in Criminal Justice...

The Accelerated M.S. degree program in Criminal Justice is designed to allow undergraduate students to earn graduate hours in Criminal Justice during their Senior year.  Students will be allowed to earn up to 9 hours that can be applied to both their undergraduate degree and their graduate degree in Criminal Justice.

Students in the Accelerated M.S. program in Criminal Justice may only apply their graduate credits earned as an undergraduate at UofL toward the degree program.

Applicants must provide the following to be considered for admission to the Accelerated M.S. program:   GRE score (292 is the minimum requirement) and 3.0 GPA at the time of application.

Students must apply during the first or second semester of the Junior year (usually when they have earned between 70-80 hours) by submitting the following to the Graduate Admissions Office:

For more information, go to or  contact

Student Services
Room 205
Brigman Hall
Phone:  502.852.2686


SPI AOC and CJ MS logoCome for the AOC, Stay for the College Degree! Accepting Applications for the 139th Administrative Officers Course Until November 7, 2017!

Enrollment in and graduation from the Administrative Officer’s Course (AOC) in the Southern Police Institute and then enrolling in the Masters’ Degree On-Line Program in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Louisville meets the following description of the model of police education recommended by the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing (2015, p. 55):

The U.S. Department of Justice should develop, with institutions of higher education, a national post-graduate institute of policing for senior executives with a standardized curriculum preparing them to lead agencies in the 21st century.

With the combination of our programs at the University of Louisville, this recommendation has been met.

We have an active and exciting program within the Department of Criminal Justice, in the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Louisville. We pride ourselves in offering high quality educational programs. Our faculty have degrees from some of the best institutions of higher education in the United States and are all actively involved in research and service that addresses critical issues in criminal justice and public safety. The Southern Police Institute is a division within the Department. The faculty and staff  stand ready to provide you with the knowledge, skills and support you need to attain your educational and professional goals.

CRiminal Justice

University of Louisville

Brigman Hall

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

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