Getting a degree can be expensive. There’s no doubt about it. CTU can help you access a wide range of federal and state financial aid programs. These programs may help you with the educational costs associated with your online master’s degree program. At CTU, we make it our mission to help you discover the right options. In fact, our knowledgeable financial aid staff will help you navigate the often-confusing process and zero in on the programs you may qualify to receive.
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CTU'S MASTER'S DEGREES
Master of Science in Accounting
The Master of Science in Accounting degree program may be a good fit for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in accounting or another closely related field. It offers a strong theoretical foundation along with an array of professional skills that support work in accounting, including financial reporting and assurance, management control and auditing, taxation, and forensic accounting. Graduates should be equipped to work in public accounting, industry, government, or not-for-profit organizations.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Colorado Technical University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program is designed to help students navigate management theory, ethics and leadership, critical thinking, financial reporting, and more. In addition, students can focus their education by choosing from one of 11 additional concentrations, including healthcare management, entrepreneurship, and global leadership.
CTU’s online Master of Business Administration degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs for 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.1
Master of Science in Computer Engineering
Occupations in the computer industry are projected to grow faster than other occupations in the economy.2 To maintain a competitive edge, industry and commerce must continue to make creative scientific and engineering advances as well as produce high quality products. CTU’s Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCE) program has been designed to cover research, design, development and testing of computer hardware and software, along with the project management and leadership skills necessary for increased responsibility in the engineering field.
Master of Science in Computer Science
From software engineering to network security to database analysis, computer science specialists possess a diverse set of skills that are highly valued across a wide range of industries. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that employment of software developers will grow by 17 percent from 2014 - 2024.3 Colorado Technical University’s Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) degree program gives students the opportunity to advance their knowledge of core computer science skills so they can become leaders and change agents in their chosen industry.
The MSCS curriculum is designed to help provide graduate students with an in-depth understanding of operating systems, network architecture, and software system engineering processes. In addition to this foundational coursework, students can also focus their study by pursuing one of four concentrations, including database systems, general computer science, computer system security, and software engineering.
CTU’s online Master of Science in Computer Science degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs for 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.1
Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Colorado Technical University’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) degree program is designed for professionals seeking new skills related to law enforcement, corrections, and the court systems.
This online master’s program is structured specifically to help develop the knowledge base and skills essential to those who strive to pursue opportunities in policy development, planning and decision-making in the criminal justice system. The curriculum also strives to serve as preparation for students interested in leadership and teaching roles in criminal justice settings.
CTU offers two concentrations for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice: general or homeland security.
CTU’s online Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs for 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.1
Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy
CTU's Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy degree program is intended to provide a basic knowledge of cybersecurity issues for managers of information technology professionals. This curriculum is designed to help students develop skills to cope with policy-level decision-making with respect to cybersecurity issues in the public or private sector. Coursework covers management, IT/computer science, and cybersecurity law and policy for those who require some baseline knowledge of cybersecurity issues, but not at the level of a technical specialist. For IT professionals interested in the more technical roles of implementing and overseeing IT systems, CTU's MSIT degree program offers a concentration in Security Management.
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Colorado Technical University’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree program can help advance your engineering expertise and acquire an in-depth understanding of modern systems design for emerging and evolving electrical engineering technologies. Electrical engineering students have an opportunity to be deeply involved in advanced design projects, including digital, spread-spectrum and space communications, CMOS circuitry and computer architectures. Through this electrical engineering master's degree, you can develop essential project management and leadership skills that may give you a competitive edge and support senior-level engineering responsibilities.
Master of Science in Healthcare Management
The Master of Science in Healthcare Management degree program helps students prepare to take on managerial and leadership responsibilities in this expanding field. The curriculum meets professional healthcare management standards and covers a range of key operations, including human capital, finance, information systems, strategic planning, policymaking, ethics, and legal and regulatory principles.
Master of Science in Homeland Security
Colorado Technical University's Master of Science Homeland Security degree is designed to help provide students with a broad understanding of the homeland security enterprise at the strategic policy-making level. The program is geared towards homeland security practitioners and aims to provide them with analytical and communication tools that can prepare them to become decision-makers in their chosen area of expertise. Although prior knowledge or experience in the homeland security field is not required, it is highly recommended. CTU offers three concentrations for the Master of Science in Homeland Security: a general focus, emergency management and public health, and cybersecurity policy.
National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity 2014-2021*
Master of Science in Information Technology
CTU’s Master of Science in Information Technology program offers an in-depth exploration of the ever-growing challenges enterprises face and the critical information technologies used to manage those challenges. Its goal is to help you acquire the technical and strategic leadership skills needed to design, build, integrate, and manage information technology systems and programs, and consistently tune IT strategies and offerings in alignment with the enterprise’s business goals and processes. The core courses are designed to provide a foundation in strategic management, project management, network infrastructure management, enterprise system architecture, systems security management, and enterprise data management technology.
CTU’s online Master of Science in Information Technology degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Information Technology Programs for 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.1
Master of Science in Management
In order for an organization and its management to compete in today’s global business environment, there is a great need for individuals who can both lead and manage technical initiatives and business operations. To help meet the need for this competitive new breed of technical leadership and management professional, Colorado Technical University offers a Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree program. Building on this program core, the student can tailor the degree program to meet individual job responsibilities, organizational needs, and career goals. CTU offers eight concentrations for the Master of Science in Management, allowing students to focus their degrees.
CTU’s online non-MBA graduate business degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs for 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.1
Master of Science in Nursing
CTU offers two Master of Science in Nursing concentrations in nursing administration and nursing education. The nursing administration program is designed to be completed in as little as 18 months while the nursing education program is designed to be completed in as little as 20 months.
MSN-NA: Nursing Administration: Students in the MSN-NA program are taught to apply new systems of thinking to effect positive change and to lead with a strong sense of personal, professional, fiscal, and ethical accountability.
MSN-NE: Nursing Education: Students in the MSN-NE program are taught nursing education principles such as the use of innovative teaching strategies, curriculum design and development, assessment and evaluation, and the application of these concepts in nursing practice and virtual environments.
Our graduate nursing programs are based on real-world nursing practices, and focus on evidence-based nursing, informatics, policy-making, health promotion, and more.
Master of Science in Systems Engineering
Colorado Technical University's Master of Science in Systems Engineering degree program is designed to help meet the needs for skilled professionals who can manage the development of complex engineering systems. It aims to provide technical depth in engineering topics covering the overall process of defining, developing, operating, maintaining, and ultimately replacing quality systems.
The program emphasizes the use of quantitative methods, especially the use of MATLAB to facilitate modeling, simulation, and decision making in the presence of uncertainty. The main concepts behind systems engineering are very portable — meaning, once you learn them, you can apply them to a variety of situations, products and industries. If you are interested in how a business works overall and being responsible for integrating each of those components into an efficient and profitable process, this program may be right for you.
*CTU has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity for academic years 2014-2021 for its cybersecurity and information assurance programs
1Click here to learn more about the US News recognition and prestigious ranking for Colorado Technical University’s online programs.
2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Computer Systems Analysts, on the Internet http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm. (visited May 10, 2016).
3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Software Developers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/software-developers.htm (visited April 30, 2016).