NSA Scholarship

General Information

The Department of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville (UofL) is an educational partner of the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) and offers a scholarship for all NSA members who qualify, when they enroll in the Master of Science in Criminal Justice online program at UofL. The scholarship represents 15% of the tuition per credit hour rate for the online programs.

Discount & Benefits for NSA Members

15% tuition discount
No application fee
No technology fee

*Applicants who have earned a master’s degree or a minimum of 12 applicable graduate credit hours from a regionally accredited institution are eligible for a GRE waiver.


To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must be current members of NSA and maintain their membership in good standing throughout the duration of the academic program.

To receive the scholarship benefits, NSA members must apply to the online criminal justice graduate program at UofL. Upon acceptance and successful enrollment, students must contact the Justice Administration department at UofL to process their scholarship application.

View our online criminal justice program

Teaching & Learning Excellence

The University of Louisville (UofL) is a state-supported and nationally-recognized research university, regionally accredited by SACS and a proud member of ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference). UofL’s achievements in sports and academics, research and innovation make our university the institution of choice for students residing in the U.S. and around the world.

The Justice Administration department at UofL extends the university’s mission by offering high quality educational programs in criminal justice. To meet the needs of our adult learners, we offer our programs in a flexible format, online and on campus. Our online programs include a Bachelor’s in Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice.

Our faculty and staff are professionals with extensive expertise in their field and are ready and eager to help you achieve your professional and personal goals through advanced education. At every step of the way, from admission to graduation, our team provides customized guidance on an individual basis, so you are knowledgeable about the learning process and you have all the tools necessary to stay on track and graduate on time.

Our Master’s in Criminal Justice innovative curriculum and award-winning faculty provide an educational experience you won’t find anywhere else. The core curriculum focusses on criminal justice system, theories of crime and delinquency, legal issues in criminal justice, and advanced statistics and research methods. You can also choose from several elective courses that allow you to gain specialized knowledge in areas such as emergency management, capital punishment, homeland security and computer applications in criminal justice.

Our accelerated online course format in our master’s program is structured on 6-week terms, so you can take one course at the time and focus on the specialized materials you are studying. Throughout each course, your professor is available to answer course questions, provide guidance and learning resources or facilitate group projects and discussions.

We look forward to welcoming you as an online student in the Master of Criminal Justice program at UofL.

Apply Today   Request More Info

^ Top of Page