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 fourth year in a row, CTU ranked among the best online graduate criminal justice programs by U.S. News & World Report.1
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 months2—with no application fees.
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
- Colorado Springs
- Aurora (Denver Area)
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
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
The CTU Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program is designed with an in-depth focus in the area of policy. Students from a non-criminal justice undergraduate background are required to successfully complete CJUS500 prior to taking CJUS600. Students who possess this background but need to refresh their knowledge of criminal justice concepts are encouraged to take CJUS500. This course is focused on giving students sufficient background on basic criminal justice concepts and terms common to the profession.
Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.
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1. CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 best online programs.
2. 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.