Security Studies

At Colorado Technical University, we offer degree programs based upon the types of homeland security and criminal justice issues organizations are facing today and likely to confront tomorrow. Available in Homeland Security or Criminal Justice degree areas at the undergraduate and graduate levels, our academic programs are designed to provide you with an opportunity to learn the knowledge and skills to pursue a diverse range of opportunities in the fields of justice, law and homeland security in both the public and private sectors. Course content is regularly updated to reflect current strategies and policies, theories, applications and practices driving the criminal justice and homeland security fields.

  • CTU Security Studies

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Welcome Letter
Homeland Security
Criminal Justice
  • Welcome From the Dean

    Welcome to Security Studies at Colorado Technical University.

    My role at CTU is University Dean for Security Studies, and I oversee many of the curricular and content aspects of the university’s Criminal Justice and Homeland Security programs as well as help develop new programs. I am also on the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security and I serve as a Senior Fellow at The George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute and as a member of the board of the Journal of Homeland Security Education. I previously served as a Senior Director at Israel’s National Security Council where I was part of a small team that advised Israel’s Prime Minister and Cabinet on national security policy. I recently published the first textbook to focus on international homeland security policies entitled: Comparative Homeland Security: Global Lessons and I have published articles and book chapters on homeland security, national security and Middle East-related topics.

    The University has decided to amalgamate a number of different academic programs under what we call program verticals and hence Criminal Justice and Homeland Security programs have been brought together under the common umbrella of Security Studies. We believe that this approach will allow us to create greater synergies between the programs as well as help us engage other parts of the university (student services, admissions, faculty, registrar, etc.) to continuously improve services for students in the Criminal Justice and Homeland Security programs. As far as the curricular content is concerned, we are keeping abreast of changes and developments in the Criminal Justice and Homeland Security fields and update and revise courses to reflect these evolving fields – both from the standpoint of these fields as academic disciplines as well as practitioner enterprises. We are continually striving to ensure that the curriculum stays relevant and challenges students to further develop their research and critical thinking and analysis skills. Ultimately, factual knowledge is something that is continually acquired but the skills to find, process and create outputs from that knowledge are critical and must lie at the core of any educational endeavor.

    We would very much like to hear from our alumni and how you have developed in the various Criminal Justice or Homeland Security career paths. You can contact me directly at

    Nadav Morag, Ph.D.
    Dean for Security Studies
    Colorado Technical University

  • Homeland Security degrees at CTU strive to offer students a curriculum that focuses on relevant strategy and policy that will prepare them to enter or advance within the larger Homeland Security enterprise. CTU is proud to be one of a handful of universities in the United States to offer a Master’s degree in Homeland Security. The Master of Science in Homeland Security, offered exclusively online, provides professionals with the tools to become homeland security decision-makers in one or more areas of the field.

    To learn more about the Master's of Science in Homeland Security, read our press release.

    To stay abreast of the happenings of the Homeland Security department, follow our Homeland Security Blog.

    Homeland Security Advisory Board

    CTU's Homeland Security Advisory Board members help to ensure that curriculum pertaining to homeland security degrees stay industry-current. The board that works to ensure degrees in Homeland Security have quality and current courses includes:

    • Richard Harris
    • Dr. Jim Ramsay
    • Scott M. Stanley
    • W.A. Cain
    • Dr. Dane S. Egli
    • Lorne C. Kramer
    • Cindy Corsaro
    • Scott C. Algeier
    • Dr. Paul France
  • CTU Criminal Justice degree programs are designed to provide you with an opportunity to learn the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a diverse range of criminal justice careers in both the public and private sectors. Course content was updated to reflect relevant trends, theories, applications and practices driving the criminal justice industry.

    To stay abreast of the happenings of the Criminal Justice department, follow our Criminal Justice Blog.

    Criminal Justice Advisory Board

    The goal of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board is to keep CTU abreast of emerging trends in the educational needs of the industry. Additionally, the advisory board provides guidance on program outcomes, curriculum, labs and program-related technology. Most importantly, CTU's Criminal Justice Advisory Board members take the information they have gathered and ensure that CTU's curricula pertaining to Criminal Justice degrees stays industry-current. The board that works to ensure our degrees have quality and current courses includes:

    • Mary Lou Chernik
    • Annett Taylor

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