Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Master of Science in Justice Administration

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (Justice Administration) at University of Louisville is designed for law enforcement, investigation, security or corrections professionals who want to earn their advanced degree from a highly reputable institution and who intend to pursue positions of leadership.

As the emerging issues related to crime, terrorism and criminal justice become more complex every day, more employers seek highly knowledgeable and skilled professionals who can effectively implement modern law enforcement methods, solve intricate criminal justice problems through evidence-based solutions, and contribute to advancement of the criminal justice and justice administration field.

Our online degree program in Criminal Justice prepares you to be that professional.

Degree Value

  • Nationally recognized graduate program
  • 6-week long courses delivered 100% online
  • Program graduations within 2 years
  • Earnings increase and career advancement opportunities
  • Dedicated staff available for career development guidance
  • Expert faculty with extensive experience and practicum resources
  • Fully accredited degree, highly sought-after by employers

Degree Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree earned from a regionally accredited institution is required for admission.
  2. A minimum of 36 credit hours (12 courses) are required for completion of the Criminal Justice graduate program.

Scholarships

The Department of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville has developed educational partnerships that provide additional financial support through scholarships to all students who qualify*.

* NSA Scholarship - for members of the National Sheriffs' Association
* Blue Coats Scholarship - for Metro Louisville First Responders
* AOC Scholarship - for Southern Police Institute / AOC graduate track

Degree Curriculum

Core courses address the criminal justice system, theories of crime and delinquency, legal issues in criminal justice and advanced statistics and research methods. Elective courses address specialized topics within criminal justice such as capital punishment, violent crime, domestic violence, criminal justice in media, international terrorism, substance abuse and justice policy, and issues in policing and ethics in criminal justice practice.

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*Military Tuition Assistance: Active-duty is defined as "on orders" for 180 days or more.

The military tuition rate is for fall 2014, spring 2015 and summer 2015. This tuition rate is subject to change.

The University of Louisville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor, master, specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees (D.M.D., J.D., M.D.).

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