Master of Science in Criminal Justice - General
Are you looking to advance your knowledge of law enforcement, corrections and the court systems? Career opportunities in the criminal justice field continue to rise, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics.1 CTU’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a general track is designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop the leadership skills essential to policy development, planning and decision making in the criminal justice system. This versatile program focuses on criminal justice policy, leadership, ethical decision making, terrorism and Homeland Security management. Examine the current discipline of criminology, which includes victimology, crime prevention, juvenile justice, and other issues.
For the fourth year in a row, CTU ranked among the best online graduate criminal justice programs by U.S. News & World Report.2
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. Bureau of Labor Statistics, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/police-and-detectives.htm; https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/probation-officers-and-correctional-treatment-specialists.htm
2. CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 best online programs.