Doctor of Management - Criminal Justice
The criminal justice system is fundamental to our society, but it also needs constant oversight to manage its many moving parts. Delve deep into this evolving field with a Doctor of Management degree in Criminal Justice from CTU. You can work to develop your managerial skills through mentoring, action research, and practical projects, enabling you to strive to make key leadership contributions.
Our doctoral program includes:
- An online curriculum with a residency component
- Multiple start dates throughout the year
- An opportunity to complete the program in three years
- Dissertation development integrated into the program
- In-person symposium experiences
At CTU, students come first. Our flexible online course schedule helps you to build a class schedule around your schedule. And with grants and scholarships available for those who qualify, a degree from CTU can be both achievable and affordable. Learn more below or fill out the form to speak with an admissions advisor.
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
- Aurora (Denver Area)
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours CJUS870 Ethics and the Criminal Justice Leader 4 CJUS872 Criminal Justice Organization and Management 4 CJUS874 Collaboration and Cooperation Within and Among Criminal Justice Agencies 4 CJUS876 Diversity in Society and Criminal Justice 4 CJUS878 Issues and Trends in Today’s Criminal Justice Organizations 4 Total Credit Hours: 20
Courses - Core
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours MGMT802 Management Theory 4 MGMT808 Management and Ethics 4 MGMT818 Leadership Theory and Development 4 MGMT822 Application of Action Research 4 MGMT824 Strategic Thinking and Organizational Alignment 4 MGMT828 Practice and Theory of Consulting and Intervention 4 MGMT832 Organization Innovation and Scenario Thinking 4 RES804 Principles of Research Methods and Design 4 RES812 Qualitative Research Methods 4 RES814 Quantitative Research Methods 4 RES860 Doctoral Research I: Principles of Research and Writing 4 RES861 Doctoral Research II: Annotated Bibliography 4 RES862 Dissertation Research Process 4 RES863 Doctoral Research III: Dissertation Literature Review 4 RES864 Doctoral Research IV: Dissertation Methods 4 RES865 Doctoral Research V: Dissertation Introduction 4 RES866 Doctoral Research VI: Dissertation Findings 4 RES867 Doctoral Research VII: Dissertation Discussion and Conclusion 4 RES868 Doctoral Research VIII: Dissertation Conclusion 4 SYMP801 Doctoral Symposium I SYMP802 Doctoral Symposium II Total Credit Hours: 80
Total Credit Hours: 100Program Areas of Focus
The program emphasizes three areas of focus: Research and Writing; Leadership and Change Management; and the specific concentration discipline.
In addition to the successful completion of 100 credit hours with an acceptable GPA, students must also satisfactorily complete their research proposal and final dissertation. The research proposal must be approved by the student’s Research Supervisor and University Reviewer. The dissertation, which must be approved by the student’s dissertation committee, is an extensive document that includes the research study. In addition, graduation requires presentation of the final dissertation.
Doctoral programs at Colorado Technical University require a residential symposium. Additional information about CTU's doctoral symposium can be located in the Doctoral Symposium section of this catalog.
Program accreditations and alignments
The program was developed to align with the professional standards of the National Criminal Justice Association.
Doctor of Management
- Environmental and Social Sustainability
- Executive Leadership
- Global Leadership
- Healthcare Management and Leadership
- Higher Education Leadership
- Higher Education Teaching and Learning
- Homeland Security
- Non Profit Leadership
- Organizational Development and Change
- Project Management
- Technology Management
Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.
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Classes start January 1, 2019!
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