Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Colorado Technical University’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program is designed for professionals seeking new skills related to law enforcement, corrections and the court systems. This program is structured specifically to develop the knowledge base and skills essential to those who strive to pursue opportunities in policy development, planning and decision-making in the criminal justice system. The curriculum also strives to serve as preparation for students interested in leadership and teaching roles in criminal justice settings.

CTU offers two concentrations for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice, allowing students to focus their degrees.

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

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

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TOTAL CREDITS

48

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    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
    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

    Preparatory Requirements

    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.

  • Tuition

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

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  • Outcomes

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Perform at the project lead level concerning software systems
    • Formulate an approach for the organization and control of software development efforts
    • Compose state-of-the-practice software engineering techniques requiring a multi-person effort
    • Analyze the effective use of project management tools to provide for resource optimization to meet product delivery challenges
    • Critically evaluate the software process improvement, quality assurance and risk management practices throughout the software development process
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Online Programs - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

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Aurora (Denver Area) - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

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