University of Louisville – Online Learning Criminal Justice Education that Makes a Difference



The University of Louisville (UofL) offers world-class Criminal Justice degrees 100% online for those who defend, serve and protect our nation, and want to advance their career with education credentials that can make a difference in their own life and the lives of others. Whether currently active duty, preparing to separate from the service or already off-duty, our students work with faculty and support staff to build a customized learning experience that sets them up for success.

As a military-friendly institution, UofL extends a special tuition rate of $250 per credit hour to eligible active duty* service members. Veterans and eligible family members may be able to use Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to cover tuition cost at standard rate**.

  • The online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice equips students with a working knowledge of the entire criminal justice process (adult and juvenile) and the issues surrounding each portion of the process. Our students learn to make connections between theory and policy development in the criminal justice system, and build abilities to understand, identify and apply legal issues relevant to the criminal justice system and justice administration.
  • The online Master of Science in Criminal Justice is designed for security forces, law enforcement, investigation and corrections professionals who are interested in pursuing positions of leadership within the justice system, defense or security fields. The curriculum addresses theories of crime and delinquency, legal issues in criminal justice, advanced statistics and research methods as well as a number of specialized electives such as capital punishment, justice policy and justice in the media.

A degree earned online from a metropolitan research institution with a rich history in academic excellence provides students with the same quality education, learning outcomes and resources as available on campus. Outstanding faculty, student services and high levels of student engagement are just a few of the reasons US News & World Report ranked UofL’s online bachelor’s programs and the Criminal Justice graduate program as some of the best in the nation and veteran-friendly in 2018.

UofL’s online programs bring campus to students. No matter where our students are in the world, they can complete a degree without ever entering a traditional classroom. 

Learn more about UofL’s BS in Criminal Justice Online and MS in Criminal Justice Online programs, or visit to view all programs.

* Some exceptions apply. Active-duty is defined as on orders for 180 consecutive days or more.

** The standard tuition rate for online undergraduate programs at UofL is $497 per credit hour. The standard tuition rate for online graduate programs at UofL is $714 per credit hour. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. View more tuition details at

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