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


  • February 18, 2020
  • April 07, 2020
  • May 19, 2020



  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)

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Classes start February 18, 2020!

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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.