Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice reflects the need to balance leadership and information necessary to enhance responsible policy-making. The Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security concentration is an option for students in the criminal justice discipline that are focused on preparing for careers/missions within the homeland security realm. This program is designed specifically to develop the homeland security knowledge base and skills essential to those who strive to become the leaders in policy development, planning and decision-making in the criminal justice system.

For the third year in a row, CTU’s online Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs 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

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  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    INTD670Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making4
    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
    MGMT600Applied Managerial Decision-Making4
    Total Credit Hours:28
    Courses: Concentration
    HLS620Technology Solutions for HLS4
    HLS630Organizational and Policy Challenges4
    HLS640Vulnerability Analysis and Protection4
    HLS650Homeland Security and Government4
    CJUS687MSCJ-Homeland Security Concentration Capstone4
    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

  • Tuition

    Tuition

    Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

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  • Outcomes

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Work in a leadership role in a criminal justice environment, with a focus on homeland security
    • Possess the knowledge and skills to be a competitive candidate to secure a leadership position in a criminal justice organization with a focus on homeland security
    • Abide by the professional and ethical standards established by criminal justice and homeland security agencies
    • Possess the knowledge and skills to fulfill the policymaking responsibilities of a leader in a criminal justice organization with a focus on homeland security
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