Master of Science in Criminal Justice

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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: The Master of Science in Criminal Justice program has implemented a holistic approach to the admission review process and willno longer require GRE scores.

The online Master of Science in Criminal Justice 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 fields.

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


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

* KSP Scholarship - for members of the Kentucky State Police
* KACP Scholarship - for members of the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police
* AOC (SPI) Scholarship - for Southern Police Institute / AOC graduate track

Program Highlights

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  • Nationally recognized graduate program
  • Accelerated 6-week courses delivered 100% online
  • Degree may be completed in as little as 3 intensive enrollment semesters
  • Classes offered year-round (6 starts per year)
  • 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

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Program 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.

Program 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.

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