Master's in Criminal Justice Online

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Colorado Technical University offers a Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop an in-depth foundation of knowledge essential for policy development, planning and decision-making roles in the criminal justice system. Choose from a general track or Homeland Security concentration. In this program you will have the opportunity to analyze issues of law, policy, and society—and develop effective strategies to confront issues facing criminal justice practitioners in the real world. Discuss current trends in criminal justice, explore terrorism and Homeland Security management—and examine issues related to victimology, crime prevention and juvenile justice.

For the fifth year in a row, CTU’s online Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree programs are ranked among the Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs by U.S. News and World Report.*

CTU strives to make it convenient to manage your education with your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere with CTU Mobile. Classes begin every 8 weeks and run 5½ weeks long. Learn more about CTU’s Master’s programs and see how you may be able to earn your Master’s in as little as 18 months1—with no application fees.

* Several CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 best online programs list.
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

CLASSES START

  • November 12, 2019
  • January 07, 2020
  • February 18, 2020

TOTAL CREDITS

48

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)

Program Details

  • Program Overview

    The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) is a 48-credit-hour program that is offered online and at the Colorado campuses. The program is designed to help criminal justice practitioners explore current trends in the areas of corrections, law enforcement, and criminology in order to advance their policy development, planning, and decision making skills in the criminal justice field.

    The mission of the College of Security Studies is to offer degrees in criminal justice, homeland security, and cybersecurity to create the professionals that will address issues these fields are facing today and likely to confront tomorrow. The College anticipates industry and enterprise trends that have significant societal impact in order to provide diverse programs that cultivate professional competencies, critical-thinking, ethical decision-making, and cultural sensitivity to promote social justice and global security.

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    INTD670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making 4
    CJUS600 Advanced Review of Criminal Justice 4
    CJUS615 Criminology and Public Policy 4
    CJUS625 Issues of Diversity in Criminal Justice 4
    CJUS650 Terrorism and Homeland Security Management 4
    CJUS675 Special Topics in Criminal Justice 4
    MGMT600 Applied Managerial Decision-Making 4
    Total Credit Hours: 28
    Courses: Concentration
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CJUS620 Court Services Management 4
    CJUS630 Law Enforcement Management 4
    CJUS640 Corrections Management 4
    CJUS685 Graduate Criminal Justice Capstone 4
    HRMT645 Operational Human Resource Management 4
    Total Credit Hours: 20

    Total Credit Hours: 48

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

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1. As a Master’s degree program, this program is designed as an 18-month program; however; many factors will impact your time to completion, including course loads, proficiency and/or transfer credits and breaks.