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 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 will become the leaders in policy development, planning and decision-making in the criminal justice system.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

  • Classes start in 5 Weeks

  • Checkmark icon Total Credits  48

This program is available at the following campuses and/or online1 Online, Colorado Springs & Denver

Program Details

Concentrations
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Curriculum
Alumni Experience
Employer Experience
  • Concentrations

    Homeland Security is just one of the industry-relevant concentrations CTU offers in the Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program. Choose the option below that best supports your educational goals.

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  • Career Paths

    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 in Homeland Security 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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  • Curriculum

    The following courses are specific to the Homeland Security concentration. To view courses that must be completed for all Master of Science in Criminal Justice degrees, visit the Master of Science in Criminal Justice overview page.

    • Technology Solutions for Homeland Security
    • Organizational and Policy Challenges
    • Vulnerability Analysis and Protection
    • Homeland Security and Government
    • Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security Concentration Capstone
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  • Alumni Experience

    Starting in 2012, CTU began a longitudinal study of the impact of higher education on its graduates’ career progression. Each year the study surveys alumni who graduated from CTU one, three, five, and ten years prior. The results are specific to each degree. Below are areas the alumni were asked about.3

    Satisfaction with Colorado Technical University Rating (%)*
    Satisfaction with experience at CTU
    79%
    Likely to recommend CTU to a friend or colleague
    79%
    Instructors appeared knowledgeable in their subject matter
    88%
    CTU’s program prepared me to pursue a career in my field
    65%
    My education has helped me advance my career
    59%
    CTU’s Preparation for Needed Skills & Competencies Rating (%)*
    Engage in creative problem solving
    74%
    Understand all sides of an issue or challenge
    74%
    Team up with co-workers to solve issues and challenges
    72%
    Communicate effectively with co-workers
    77%
    Communicate effectively with my manager
    75%

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed that CTU equipped them for skill or competency

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  • Employer Experience

    Since 2010, CTU has measured the experience of employers with recent CTU graduates on their staff to better understand how to deliver a curriculum to students that provide the broadest opportunities for career growth. The results are specific to each degree. Below are areas employees were asked about in regards to their CTU Alumni employees.4

    Employer Experience Rating (%)*
    Likelihood that an employer of a CTU grad would hire another
    91%
    CTU graduates performed as well or better than other employees
    100%
    CTU graduates prepared as well or better than other employees to work at their job
    100%
    Employers' Ranking of CTU Graduates' Skills & Competencies Rating (%)*
    Analyze data effectively
    97%
    Demonstrate appropriate problem-solving skills on the job
    96%
    Can be trusted to communicate appropriately with senior leadership at organization
    97%
    Can be trusted to write a report (or other communication) without managerial editorial input
    96%
    Demonstrate understanding of communications written to them
    98%
    Are able to negotiate compromises
    94%
    Take direction well
    97%
    Work effectively in a team environment
    95%
    Coordinate team projects effectively
    93%
    Manage conflicts effectively
    88%
    Provide input on planning for business
    90%
    Take initiative to lead projects
    93%
    Think about how their projects will impact the business
    91%

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed or strongly agreed

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1Students may be required to complete some or all coursework for the program via Virtual Campus delivery.

2http://www.burning-glass.com/realtime; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.

3Alumni Survey - 2012 CTU Alumni Career Progression Research: Survey of CTU alumni who graduated in designated years between 2002 and 2011.

4Employer Survey -2012 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of 2011 CTU graduates.

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