Master of Science in Criminal Justice - General

Colorado Technical University’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice - General concentration is designed for those seeking new opportunities in the administrative area of law enforcement, in corrections and in the court systems. This program is structured specifically to 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.

CTU’s online Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs for 2016 by U.S. News and World Report.*

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

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  • Total Credits 

    48
  • Program Availability

    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

Program Details

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  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    INTD670Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making4
    MGMT605Graduate Research Methods4
    CJUS600Advanced Review of Criminal Justice4
    CJUS615Criminology and Public Policy4
    CJUS625Issues of Diversity in Criminal Justice4
    CJUS650Terrorism and Homeland Security Management4
    CJUS675Special Topics in Criminal Justice4
    Total Credit Hours:28
    Courses: Concentration
    CJUS620Court Services Management4
    CJUS630Law Enforcement Management4
    CJUS640Corrections Management4
    CJUS685Graduate Criminal Justice Capstone4
    HRMT645Operational Human Resource Management4
    Total Credit Hours:20

    Total Credit Hours: 48

    Preparatory Requirements

    The CTU Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program is designed with an in-depth focus in the area of policy. Students from a non-criminal justice undergraduate background are required to successfully complete CJUS500 prior to taking CJUS600. Students who possess this background but need to refresh their knowledge of criminal justice concepts are encouraged to take CJUS500. This course is focused on giving students sufficient background on basic criminal justice concepts and terms common to the profession.

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    Master of Science in Criminal Justice

  • Outcomes

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity— starting with the right Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree. Potential career paths for those who earn a Master of Science in Criminal Justice – General include:2

    • Program Manager
    • Utilization Manager
    • Senior Program Manager
    • Team Leader
    • Laboratory Manager
    • Clinical Program Manager
    • Project Leader
    • Technical Program Manager
    • Professor of Criminal Justice
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1Students may be required to complete some or all coursework for the program via Virtual Campus delivery.

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