Master of Science in Justice Administration

Master of Science in Justice Administration

The Master of Science in 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 justice administration field.

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

Exceptional offer for SPI students: AOC Graduate Track

A special master’s program completion package is now available to Graduate AOC students:

  • $160 OFF regular online learning tuition per credit hour
  • Re-admission application fee reimbursement for all applicants who qualify

Transfer Your SPI Credits

Graduates of the Administrative Officer Course (AOC) at the Southern Police Institute can transfer 12 graduate track credits and are considered to have earned 33% of the Master of Science in Justice Administration degree.

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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 Justice Administration graduate program.

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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Accreditation: 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.).

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

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