1 Your Future. It s Happening Here. 100% Online Master of Science in Administration of Justice What s Inside... > Letter from the Department Chair 1 > About UofL 2 > Program Overview 3 > Faculty Profile 4 > Curriculum 5 > Alumni Profile 6 > The Online Learning Experience 7 > Career Outlook 8 > Application Process 9 > Tuition & Financial Aid 10 > Complete List of Online Degrees 11 > Accreditation 12 Admissions staff and faculty host a series of online information sessions during the fall and spring. Visit our website to learn more! Office of Online Learning University of Louisville Louisville, KY louisville.edu/online
2 Letter from the Department Chair Dear Prospective Graduate Student, As you browse through this digital brochure you will see, hear and experience what makes UofL such a great choice for your graduate education. From our award-winning, nationallyrecognized faculty to our flexible program format, UofL s Master of Science in Administration of Justice is truly answering the educational needs of the 21st century. Deborah Keeling discusses what makes the administration of justice program the right choice for you. In a tough economy, education matters more than ever. Our graduate degree program will keep you competitive in the job market, increase your earning potential and provide you with a satisfying academic experience. Plus, our flexible format means you don t need to sacrifice the other important things in your life like family and work in order to pursue your master s degree. I m sure you ve come across a lot of different programs during your degree research process. I hope that after reviewing this brochure, you see the exceptional quality and value of our master s program. We are honored that you are considering UofL for your degree and would love to have you as part of our academic community. Regards, Dr. Deborah Keeling Chair, Department of Justice Administration
3 About the University of Louisville The University of Louisville is a state-supported research university located in Kentucky s largest metropolitan area. Louisville is a progressive community of nearly 1 million people, home to the Kentucky Derby, and boasts a rich history infused with southern hospitality. The University of Louisville has a long history of leading through learning. This includes the current offerings of more than 170 degrees in its 11 schools and colleges. UofL has continually broadened its educational programs to meet the needs of new generations of students and the requirements of a rapidly changing world. UofL s dedication to quality online learning programs is just one way the university is evolving to meet the demands of education in the 21st century. Fast Facts > Location: Louisville, KY > Status: Public University > Mascot: Cardinal > Total enrollment: 21,761* > Total graduate enrollment: 4,305* > Total online course registrations: 3,519** > Average age of online learner: 34** * based on data for the Fall 2008 semester ** based on data for the Fall 2009 semester
4 Program Overview Convenience and quality. Our new, flexible format proves that you don t need to sacrifice your time or the caliber or your program to receive the education and training you ve been dreaming about. Our convenient block-format allows you to take only one class every 6-week term, giving you more time to focus on class material, as well as the flexibility to spend time with family and pursue your career. You can earn your Master of Science in Administration of Justice in as little as two years, taking 100% of your courses online. Why choose UofL? You will > Learn from full-time faculty with distinguished academic credentials, industry experience and a strong commitment to applied research > Earn your degree in as little as two years > Interact with other online learners across the globe > Increase your earning potential and career opportunities UofL has offered the Master of Science in Justice Administration since As a leader in online learning, we have the experience and dedication you re looking for in your graduate institution.
5 Faculty Profile Dr. George E. Higgins Classes taught: > Race and Gender Issues in Criminal Justice > Theories of Crime and Delinquency > Statistical Analysis > Drugs and Crime George E. Higgins received his Ph.D. in Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in He was on the faculty in Criminal Justice at West Virginia State University. His research focuses on testing criminological theory and using advanced quantitative methods to better understand crime and deviance, as well as racial and gender/sex disparities in criminal justice. Dr. Higgins discusses why he loves teaching in the master s program at UofL. Dr. Higgins has contributed to a variety of research journals, books, and other publications, and he is no stranger to accolades for his work. Most recently, he was a UofL faculty favorite nominee and the recipient of the Coramae Richey Mann Leadership Award at the 2009 meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
6 Program Curriculum UofL s Master of Science in Administration of Justice program gives you the knowledge and training you need to move forward in your career. The program requires a minimum of 36 credits for completion: a core of 15 hours, 18 hours of electives and 3 credits for the completion of a professional paper. The core curriculum includes an overview of the criminal justice system, theories of crime and delinquency, legal issues in criminal justice and advanced statistics and research methods. Elective courses cover specialized topics 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. Category Required Core Courses Online Course JA The Criminal Justice System (3) JA Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice Management (3) JA Theories of Crime and Delinquency (3) JA Applied Statistics in Criminal Justice (3) JA Research Methods in Criminal Justice (3) Credit Hours 15 Elective Options JA Serial Murder (3) JA Seminar: Criminal Justice (3) JA Ethics in Criminal Justice (3) JA Police in Our Political and Social Systems (3) JA Personnel Mgt. in the Criminal Justice System (3) JA Criminal Justice Administration: Police (3) JA Advanced Criminal Behavior: Treatment (3) JA Special Topics in Justice and Criminology (3) 18 Professional Paper JA Professional Paper (3) 3 Total Credits (min. required) 36
7 Alumni Profile Police Chief Terri A. Wilfong Terri Wilfong became the 24th Chief of Police for the Greenville Police Department in March She arrived at Greenville by way of the Louisville Metro Police Department where she was the Assistant Chief/Support Bureau Commander. Chief Wilfong has more than 28 years of experience in law enforcement, beginning in 1981 as a Deputy Sheriff at the Jefferson County Sheriff s Office. In 1983 Chief Wilfong joined the Kentucky State Police until going to work for the Jefferson County Police Department, later Louisville Metro Police Department, in Now at the Greenville Police Department, Wilfong directs law enforcement efforts in this agency of 193 sworn officers and 52 civilian personnel. Quickly putting her knowledge to work, shortly after her hire Wilfong implemented re-engineering teams geared toward restructuring the department for greater accountability and enhanced efficiency. Wilfong earned her Master of Science in Administration of Justice from the University of Louisville in May She is grateful for the program and how it has complemented her years of experience, recommending it to officers in her agency.
8 The Online Learning Experience UofL uses the Blackboard course management system to facilitate online learning, giving each course its own online classroom. Just like traditional courses, Blackboard allows students in online classes to complete group projects (online), write papers, take exams, and more. Blackboard also offers students and faculty many ways to communicate and collaborate. You may be surprised by how much you communicate with other students in your online classes. In fact, some students say they get to know their teachers and classmates in online courses better than in traditional classroom courses! If you ve never taken an online course, don t worry! We re here to help. As an online student at UofL, you have access many resources to help you succeed, including: Academic advising staff Virtual Writing Center Information Technology HelpDesk Online bookstore Online library services and more! If you don t know where to turn, you can always contact the Office of Online Learning toll free at , ext or Watch a quick demo of a course in Blackboard, our course delivery system.
9 Career Outlook Nationally, almost 2 million individuals are employed in the criminal justice system. Careers in criminal justice are rewarding, providing practitioners with ever changing challenges. Alumni are employed as: > correctional treatment specialists > corrections officers > court managers > court referral officers > crime prevention officers > criminal investigators > criminal justice planners. > criminal records managers > juvenile service workers > police officers > police chiefs > probation and parole officers > security specialists > special agents > victim advocates Most employment sectors of criminal justice are expected to grow 11% between 2006 and Bureau of Labor Statistics, bls.gov
10 Application Process Ready to jumpstart your future? You can start as early as the next term when you complete these steps in the application process. 1) Complete the online application for admission and pay the $50 non-refundable application fee. 2) Request and send official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work. 3) Take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and send your test scores to UofL. 4) Write an original essay identifying your background, professional interests and goals. The essay should be words and allow the faculty to better understand your motivation and potential for graduate work. 5) Submit at least two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your academic and/or professional capabilities and potential. Typically, but not always, these letters should be written by undergraduate professors who can speak to your ability to perform graduate work. Mail all credentials to: Graduate Admissions University of Louisville Louisville, KY Questions? Contact Admission is on a rolling basis. We do, however, encourage applicants to submit all credentials six weeks prior to the beginning of a term. Conditional and non-degree admission is possible. Please contact our office for more information.
11 Tuition & Financial Aid Tuition Tuition for online courses is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Courses offered online and charged according to the rate below are designated in the schedule of courses. To see online courses only, select Distance Education in the location field. Fall 2009, spring 2010 and summer 2010 online learning tuition is $ per graduatelevel credit hour. Payment Options The university offers flexible payment options for students, including a payment plan. Additionally, consider whether you qualify for military benefits or employer tuition assistance. Contact Financial Aid Phone: Financial Aid We know the cost of education is one of the most important considerations when deciding where to pursue a degree. The University of Louisville is committed to ensuring you re knowledgeable about all of your financial aid options. That s why we created Start to Finish, a collection of all the information you ll need to simplify the financial aid process and make earning a degree affordable for your family. All students should consider applying for financial aid. The application process for federal and state financial aid can be intimidating and overwhelming, particularly for those that have been away from school for a while. The University of Louisville s Student Financial Aid Office is dedicated to help new students go through the process step by step. Michael Abboud, Associate Director Financial Aid
12 Online Degrees at the University of Louisville The University of Louisville offers a variety of both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as two certificate programs, designed to suit the needs of our diverse student population. Online Undergraduate Degree Programs > RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing > Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice > Bachelor of Arts in Communication > Bachelor of Science in Communication > Bachelor of Science in Workforce Leadership VISIT OUR WEB SITE TO LEARN MORE! Online Graduate Degree Programs > Master of Science in Administration of Justice > Master of Science in Computer Science > Master of Science in Human Resource Education > Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration > Master of Science in Civil Engineering Specialization in Transportation Engineering Online Certificate Programs > Graduate Certificate in Data Mining > Graduate Certificate in Network and Information Security
13 Institutional 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.). Individuals who wish to contact the Commission on Colleges regarding the accreditation status of the university may write the Commission at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia , or call (404)
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