Online Master's in Criminal Justice
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 Master of Science in Criminal Justice general track or Homeland Security concentration. In this program you will have the opportunity to analyze issues of law, policy, and society—and work to 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.
Employment in protective service occupations is projected to grow, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics.1
For the seventh year in a row, CTU’s online Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree programs are ranked among the Best Online Master's in Criminal Justice Programs by U.S. News & World Report.*
CTU strives to make it convenient to manage your education with your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere with CTU Mobile. Master's in Criminal Justice online classes start 9 times per year and run 5 weeks long. Learn more about CTU’s Master’s programs and see how you may be able to earn your online Criminal Justice Master’s in as little as 18 months2—with no application fees.
* CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Online Programs.
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
- January 25, 2022
- March 01, 2022
- April 12, 2022
- Colorado Springs
- Denver South
Estimate Tuition and Grad Date
Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date
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.
This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification. As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.
The mission of the College of Security Studies is to provide engaging instruction and knowledge through public service programs that align with industry relevant standards and cultivate professional competencies, critical-thinking, ethical decision-making, and cultural awareness to promote social justice.
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 PA605 Graduate Research Methods for Public Administration 4 Total Credit Hours: 28
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
Related Areas of Study
Ways to Save
Where do I go from here?
Choosing to continue your education with is a big decision and we're here to help. Choose one of the options below to get started.
Start the conversation
Submit your details and speak to an admissions advisor within the next day:Request Information
Chat or call an Admissions Advisor today.1-855-230-0555
Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:
Program details are provided lower on the page.
Classes start January 25, 2022!
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/home.htm; (accessed 2/1/21). This data represents national figures and is not based on school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
2 Program length assumes a student will be continuously enrolled, and satisfactorily complete all program requirements for graduation. Additional courses, such as statistics requirements, may be necessary dependent on credits transferred to CTU