Criminal Justice

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Students applying to our Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree, in keeping with our holistic approach to the admission review process, the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Louisville will no longer require scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).  


Accelerated M.S. 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 starting the second semester of their junior year through 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. Click here to learn more...


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Welcome to the Department of Criminal Justice! 
As the Department Chair and proud alumna (c/o 2001), I am excited to commemorate our upcoming 50th Anniversary. Since 1969, our Department has prepared thousands of criminal justice practitioners. We are one of the oldest Criminal Justice (formerly Justice Administration) programs in the country.

We have an active and exciting program within the Department of Criminal Justice, in the College of Arts and Sciences,png for CJ's 50th AnniversaryUniversity 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

Office Hours

M-F 8:00am to 5:00 pm



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